Thursday, March 01, 2007
I recently finished a book that I found very moving. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail is a beautifully written book about undocumented workers and why they make the risky journey to work in the US. I've worked with lots of these folks over the years, but getting the insight into why they leave and how they get here has really deepened my understanding of their lives. The author is a fine writer and doesn't attempt to hide his sympathies as he speaks with people on both sides of the border. This book is important for anyone who wants to understand the human side of immigration from Mexico (and points south). It's also a really good read.