Journalist Margaret Regan visits with her book The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands. Fourteen-year-old Josseline Jamileth Hernández Quinteros was supposed to escort her ten-year-old brother all the way from Honduras to their mother in Los Angeles. But when Josseline became ill in a remote Arizona desert, her smuggler and the rest of her group abandoned her. She died alone in the wilderness in February 2008. Starting with Josseline's tragic story, Regan uses firsthand accounts to tell the stories of the desperation that compels people to cross, of the environmental damage wrought by the new border wall, and of the unidentified bodies piled up in a Tucson morgue. Regan writes for the Tucson Weekly and has been featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
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