The U.S. Mexico Border: A walk on the wild sides
Aug 7th 2008 A review from The Economist print edition
[The reveiw begins] "IT IS hard not to like David Danelo, a marine turned journalist and author. In the three months he spends travelling the length of America's southern border, from the Gulf of Mexico in the east to the shores of California in the west, he displays a pleasing concern for almost everyone except politicians and drug pushers.
As a former military man, Mr Danelo understands the hard-pressed officers of the Border Patrol, but he sympathises also with ordinary Mexicans lured to America by the dream of prosperity. To him, illegal immigrants are often nothing more than brave pioneers in search of a better life. He understands too the anguish of Americans who feel swamped by a rising tide of narcotics-fuelled violence. Nothing is easy about immigration, or borders." READ MORE ABOUT IT http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11880221
Author David Danelo is from Austin.