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  • An unexpected L.A. story: A review of The Barbarian Nurseries

    An unexpected L.A. story: A review of The Barbarian Nurseries

    Héctor Tobar's ferocious new novel, The Barbarian Nurseries, stars a Mexican housekeeper who works for a dysfunctional family and accidentally gets caught up in the national fury over illegal immigration.

  • Underworld

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

  • Hope

    After 16 years of living in the shadows in Pasco, Wash., Wendy and Erendira Santana finally win legal residency

  • 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

  • Follow-up

    Immigrants rush to cross U.S.-Mexico border for work visas; housing development threatens antelope migration corridor near Pinedale, Wyo.; Jim Hansen and Olene Walker lose Utah gubernatorial primary; and outdoor equipment manufacturers ask Forest Service

  • Immigration reform from Washington, DC

    Environmentalists and immigration activists have a few doubts about President Bush’s proposed immigration reform policy

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