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  • The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
  • Lauren Markham
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9781101906187

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characters ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lauren Markham Lauren Markham ↠ 4 Read Free download The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life New school in a new language working to pay down their mounting coyote debt and facing their day in immigration court while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers girls grades Facebook with only each other for support With intimate access and breathtaking range Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus an investigation of US immigration policy and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experien. Thanks to Crown Publishing for this free review copyHeartbreaking Timely Reuired reading for anyone looking to better understand the reasons that so many Central American citizens are fleeing their home countries to come to the United States The book is deeply researched and focuses eually on both sides of the borderif any person can read this book and not be deeply sympathetic to refugees looking for a safer life in the US my heart aches for that reader s lack of humanity Not a fast read Not an easy read But a necessary oneNOTE This book was published in September 2017 and as we all know immigration policy in the US has changed since then Please take that into account while reading and don t let it impact your opinion of the overall storyissue

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characters ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lauren Markham Lauren Markham ↠ 4 Read Free download The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive to stay and to belongGrowing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes while his identical twin Raul never felt that northbound tug But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the countr. Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family find they are in danger marked for death Gangs are notorious one joins or one lives in fear Hiding in their house is only a temporary answer Their older brother is already illegally in the states now the twins must join himThis book does an admirable job showing the danger those coming here face in their travels In the detention centers and in trying to achieve s legal status Already own g large sums of money to the coyotes who brought them here they need money for lawyers The author also dispels many of the false narratives that surround these immigrants What exactly they get by our government what services they may avail themselves of and the difficulty not living in a country where you are not wantedWe learn of their lives here their struggles coming to terms with the fact that they would never again be together with their entire family Working going to school trying to send money home to their struggling family and to pay off their debt A heavy burden for these young men who are not alone in this uandaryIn alternating chapters we learn of the situation in El Salvador political violence and the dates of their family remaining in that country Well done thought provoking hearing from the other side if you willNarrated wonderfully by Cassandra Campbell

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characters ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Lauren Markham Lauren Markham ↠ 4 Read Free download The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life Y and Raul because he looks just like his brother follows close behind away from one danger and toward the great American unknownIn this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen year old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert into the hands of immigration authorities and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland CA Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a. To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing reuiring work and effort and creative thinking Why not just make the problem illegalWe have been trying that and it does not seem to work Just say no to sex or drugs prison sentences for drug possession throwing a pregnant teenage daughter out of the house none of these ever solved anythingIllegal immigration has become the issue of the day under the present administration Migrants have been arrested abused sent back and yet come Build a wall we are told that will keep them out I doubt it There is a reason why people leave their homeland and family and the reasons are rarely triteIn her timely book The Far Away Brothers Lauren Markham tells the story of the twin Flores brothers who flee El Salvador to join their undocumented migrant brother in America We learn about their lives in El Salvador about their families the challenges they faced on their journey north and the multiple difficulties of their lives in the United StatesMarkham who has reported on undocumented immigration for a decade spent two years researching for this book plus she draws from her experience working with immigrant students at Oakland International High School She chose to write about twins to illustrate how each immigrant has their own motivation and individual response to the experienceIn the past the draw to the United States was for economic opportunity and security Today migrants leave their homes to escape the domination and violence of the gangs who have taken over power Last year 60000 unaccompanied minors entered the United States most from Guatemala Honduras and El Salvador the murder capital of the world When one of the Flores twins is targeted by their uncle s gang he decides he must leave to survive and his twin brother joins him The boys family puts their livelihood at risk by offering the their land as security to raise money for transport to the border They falsely assume the debt can be paid off uickly once the boys get jobs but the interest blows their debt up to 20000The journey leaves its psychic scars one twin has nightmares and cannot talk about what he had seen To stay in America the boys must be in school under their older brother s authority Somehow they must also earn money to start paying off their debt to the coyotes They are teenagers too who are finally free and they don t always handle that freedom well Readers may not always like the boys but hopefully they will understand their fears confusion and motivationsThe author is not afraid to offer a paragraph on American policies that have contributed to the Central American catastrophe by supplying weapons and by creating free trade deals that hurt small farmers Then there is the legacy of large corporations that bought up land for farming controlling resources and the economic benefitsAs Markham writes People migrate now for the same reason they always have survival Investment in improving educational and economic opportunities addressing the root causes of migration would be a better use of federal funds than building a wallI read Eniue s Journey by Sonia Nazario about ten years ago Here is what she had to say about The Far Away Brothers PowerfulFocusing primarily on one family s struggle to survive in violence riddled El Salvador by sending some of its members illegally to the USthis compellingly intimate narrativekeenly examines the plights of juveniles sent to America without adult supervisionOne of the most searing books on illegal immigration since Sonia Nazario s Enriue s Journey KirkusI received a free ebook through First to Read in exchange for a fair and unbiased review