Dying To Cross: The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History

Paperback | June 13, 2006

byJorge Ramos

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On May 14, 2003, a familiar risk-filled journey, taken by hopeful Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States, took a tragic turn. Inside a sweltering truck abandoned in Texas, authorities found at least 74 people packed into a "human heap of desperation." After months of investigation, a 25-year-old Honduran-born woman named Karla Chavez was found responsible for leading the human trafficking cell that led to this grisly tragedy in which 19 people died.

Through interviews with survivors who had the courage to share their stories and conversations with the victims' families, and in examining the political implications of the incident for both U.S. and Mexican immigration policies, Jorge Ramos tells the story of one of the most heartbreaking episodes of our nation's turbulent history of immigration.

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On May 14, 2003, a familiar risk-filled journey, taken by hopeful Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States, took a tragic turn. Inside a sweltering truck abandoned in Texas, authorities found at least 74 people packed into a "human heap of desperation." After months of investigation, a 25-year-old Hondura...

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC'sToday, CNN'sTalk Back Live, ABC'sNightline, CBS'sEarly Show, and Fox News'sThe O'Reilly Factor, among others. He is the bestselling autho...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.49 inPublished:June 13, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006078945X

ISBN - 13:9780060789459

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