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The line becomes a river

CantГє, Francisco (Essayist)

The line becomes a river

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Officials and employees,
  • Illegal aliens,
  • Border security,
  • U.S. Border Patrol,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    A former Border Patrol agent"s haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it.

    Edition Notes

    StatementFrancisco Cantú
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJV6565 .C37 2018ab
    The Physical Object
    Format[sound recording] /
    Pagination6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26955147M
    ISBN 100525528288
    ISBN 109780525528289
    OCLC/WorldCa992433012

      To be absolutely clear, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, by Francisco Cantu, is not a political book. It is a memoir about working as a US border patrol agent in our southern deserts from to Ripped from today’s headlines, this book is essential for understanding the challenges of border security.   The Line Becomes a River (Paperback) Dispatches from the Border. By Francisco Cantú. Riverhead Books, , pp. Publication Date: February 5, Other Editions of .   In The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantú looks back on his time as a Border Patrol agent. He says, in his experience, "No matter what obstacle we .


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But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story.

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