Earlier this year, Luis Urrea published an outstanding book, The Devils Highway. It is a non-fiction account of immigrants who cross into the Arizona desert, deserted by their “coyotes” or paid border crossing escorts, and left to die in a tragic landscape en route to what they had hoped would be a better life. It’s a moving narrative, one of many of the non-fiction migrant narratives that has become popular enough to warrant it’s own genre.
Urrea employs his talents in today’s Washington Post Op-Ed section. He examines the folly of immigration reform for a nation that really does not have the will to address this problem.