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New school in a new language working to pay down their mounting coyote debt and facing their day in immigration court while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers girls grades Facebook with only each other for support With intimate access and breathtaking range Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus an investigation of US immigration policy and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experien. This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salvador to go north Their older brother their far away brother had crossed over about 7 years earlier and had managed to pay off the 6K that he owed to the coyote who accompanied him on the journey The price has gone up and the twins each have to pay 6 7K Their large poor family can t raise that kind of money so put up one of their plots of land as collateral The payment doesn t make their jour

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The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive to stay and to belongGrowing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes while his identical twin Raul never felt that northbound tug But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the countr. Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family find they are in danger marked for death Gangs are notorious one joins or one lives in fear Hiding in their house is only a temporary answer Their older brother is already illegally in the states now the twins must join himThis book does an admirable job showing the danger those coming here face in their travels In the detention centers and in trying to achieve s legal status Already own g large sums of

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Y and Raul because he looks just like his brother follows close behind away from one danger and toward the great American unknownIn this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen year old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert into the hands of immigration authorities and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland CA Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a. For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley the day to day realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news reports and occasional expos s about the efforts of the Trump Administration to expel what Right Wing politicians have insisted we call illegal immigrants In The Far Away Brothers Berkeley journalist Lauren Markham brings the lived experience of two young Salvadoran migrants and th


10 thoughts on “The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

  1. says:

    Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family find they are in danger marked f

  2. says:

    I REALLY like this book It is informative about the situation in El Salvador about unaccompanied migrant minors

  3. says:

    375 stars Publishing on 91217Thank you to First to Read for this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of

  4. says:

    To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing reuiring work and effort and creative

  5. says:

    For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley the day to day realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news reports and occasional exposés about the efforts of the Trump Administration to expel what Right Wing politicians have insisted we call illegal immigrants In The Far Away Brother

  6. says:

    This story deserves so much attention that it has gotten Lauren Markham was working in a California school when she came across the Flores twins names were changed who found themselves forced to leave their piec

  7. says:

    This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salva

  8. says:

    It's an interesting story the only reason I kept reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a research paper at times No ending at all Too many unnecessary boring dialogs details etc

  9. says:

    Thanks to Crown Publishing for this free review copyHeartbreaking Timely Reuired reading for anyone looking to better understand the reasons that so many Central American citizens are fleeing their home countries to come to the United States The book is deeply researched and focuses eually on both sides of the borderif any person

  10. says:

    35 starsThe Far Away Brothers is an account of the horrific life led by thousands in El Salvador It's about the issues and dangers lurking in and around the region and how the only option left for what seems like safety is to flee and make a new life for oneself on an alien land But does fleeing put an end to the miseries? Families are left separated and broken They are forced to face injustice and ill treatment towards their kin and them

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