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  • Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940

    Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940

    Sandi Fox pairs full-page color images of quilts with historical narrative, excerpts from diaries, period photos and illustrations to shed light on the lives of early Californians.

  • Abandonment

    Small Mexican farming towns such as Francisco Villa in Sonora are emptied of their young men when the lack of good-paying local jobs sends them north of the border

  • Underworld

    In a dark, narrow storm drain below the border town of Douglas, Ariz., eight illegal immigrants drowned in the summer of 1997

  • States crack down on illegal immigrants

    With Congress stalled on immigration reform, Western states such as Colorado are tackling the issue with tough new laws

  • Raul Grijalva relishes a good fight

    Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva loves fighting for old-fashioned liberal causes like immigration rights, the environment, unions and strong social programs

  • Nuestra America

    In Translation Nation, Hector Tobar looks at the new Latino immigrants and examines the way the immigration experience has changed in America

  • Finding hope in a new land

    Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America is the story of Rose Castillo Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley

  • Contradiction

    Once in the U.S., immigrants find themselves in a land of contradictions, facing an uncertain welcome, sometimes even from other Latinos

  • Apprehension

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officer John Schaefer is one of only two officers patrolling the 860,000 acres of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a thoroughfare for illegal immigrants and armed drug smugglers

  • Perseverance

    Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation

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