GUEST: Jeremy Slack, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Texas in El Paso and editor of The Shadow of the Wall: Violence and Migration on the US-Mexico Border. His new book is called Deported to Death: How Drug Violence is Changing Migration on the US-Mexico Border.
BACKGROUND: Much has been made of the immigration crisis in the US and how detention centers have morphed into concentration camps as record numbers of people migrate northward and as Donald Trump's administration insists on locking up the fleeing refugees.
But less attention is paid to why people are risking the dangerous journey and the ordeal that awaits them in the US. Even less attention is paid to those who are deported back across the border into Mexico. Now a new book examines that under-examined aspect of the immigration crisis.
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