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The Resource We built the wall : how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond, Eileen Truax ; translated by Diane Stockwell

We built the wall : how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond, Eileen Truax ; translated by Diane Stockwell

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We built the wall : how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond
Title
We built the wall
Title remainder
how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond
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Eileen Truax ; translated by Diane Stockwell
Title variation
How the United States keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
From a storefront law office in the U.S. border city of El Paso, Texas, one man set out to challenge that system and tear down the great wall of indifference raised between the US and Mexico. Carlos Specter has filed hundreds of political asylum cases on behalf of human rights defenders, journalists, and political dissidents. Though his legal activism has only inched the process forward - 98 percent of refugees from Mexico are still denied asylum - his myriad legal cases and the resultant media fallout has increasingly put US immigration policy, the corrupt state of Mexico, and the political basis of immigration, asylum, and deportation decisions on the spot. We Built the Wall is an immersive, engrossing look at the new front in the immigration wars. It follows the gripping stories of people like Saúl Reyes, forced to flee his home after a drug cartel murdered several members of his family, and Delmy Calderón, a forty-two-year-old woman leading an eight-woman hunger strike in an El Paso detention center. Truax tracks the heart-wrenching trials of refugees like Yamil, the husband and father who chose a prison cell over deportation to Mexico, and Rocío Hernández, a nineteen-year-old who spent nearly her entire life in Texas and now forced to live in a city where narcotraffickers operate with absolute impunity
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contains biographical information
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10679852
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Truax, Eileen
Dewey number
323.6/31
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Spanish
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Stockwell, Diane
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True
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  • Specter, Carlos
  • Political refugees
  • Mexicans
  • United States
  • Lawyers
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how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond
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We built the wall : how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond, Eileen Truax ; translated by Diane Stockwell
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Translation of an unpublish work
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1958119
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 193 pages
Isbn
9781786632173
Lccn
2018008655
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781786632173
  • (OCoLC)983821970
Label
We built the wall : how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond, Eileen Truax ; translated by Diane Stockwell
Publication
Note
Translation of an unpublish work
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1958119
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 193 pages
Isbn
9781786632173
Lccn
2018008655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781786632173
  • (OCoLC)983821970

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