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Francisco Cantú

David Taylor

Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú is the author of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border. (November 2020)

A migrant child looking through the US-Mexico border fence, Tijuana, November 2018

The Lie of American Asylum

Three new books offer searing portraits of the people affected by family separations and the criminalization of asylum in the Trump era.

Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border and Beyond

by John Washington

The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border

by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo

November 5, 2020 issue

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