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Midnight on the Line: The Secret Life of the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Tim Gaynor

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Being an investigation of the policing of the Mexican-American border by an experienced journalist who does things such as try to cross the border on foot, fly in an ICE attack chopper, sit in the control room for a drone patrol flight, and many other interesting learning devices. The author interviews and writes very well; I was personally most struck by the ruthless efficiency with which border control is now being carried out and the capabilities this amazing array of dogs, horses, Native American trackers, cowboys, special operations vets, and high technology firepower and reconnaissance sensors bring to the task. I'm amazed that anybody can elude it all. ( )
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A probing, ground-level investigation of illegal immigration and the people on both sides of the battle to secure the U.S.–Mexico border
With illegal immigration burning as a contentious issue in American politics, Reuters reporter Tim Gaynor went into the underbelly of the border and to the heart of illegal immigration: along the 45-mile trek down the illegal alien “superhighway.” Through scorpion-strewn trails with Mexican migrants and drug smugglers, he met up with a legendary group of Native American trackers called the Shadow Wolves, and traveled through the extensive network of tunnels, including the “Great Tunnel” from Tijuana to Otay Mesa, California. Along the way, Gaynor also meets Minutemen and exposes corruption among the Border Patrol agents who exchange sex or money for helping smugglers.
The issue of illegal immigration has a complexity beyond any of the political rhetoric. Combining top-notch investigative journalism with a narrative style that delves into the human condition, Gaynor reveals the day-to-day realities on both sides of “the line.”

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Examines the dangerous activities which take place along the United States-Mexico border region, presenting interviews with Mexican migrants, Border Patrol police, the Shadow Wolves Native American trackers, civilian Minutemen, and FBI agents investigating corruption.… (more)

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