Books we recommend...

Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
By Luis Alberto Urrea (Anchor, 1992)

Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens
By Ted Conover (Vintage; 1st ed edition, 1987)

Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
By Ruben Martinez (Picador, 2002)

Dead in Their Tracks: Crossing America's Desert Borderlands
By John Annerino (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003)

The Devil's Highway: A True Story
By Luis Alberto Urrea (Back Bay Books; Reprint edition, 2005)

Finding a Moral Heart for U.S. Immigration Policy: An Anthropological Perspective
Josiah McC Heyman (American Anthropological Association, 1998)

Guarding the Golden Door, American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882
Roger Daniels (Hill and Wang, 2004)

Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States
Jorge Durand, Douglas S. Massey (University of Arizona Press 1995)

Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and what it Means to be American
ED. Tamar Jacoby (Basic Books, 2004)

No One Is Illegal: Fighting Violence and State Repression on the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Justin Akers Chacon (Author), Mike Davis (Author), Julian Cardona (Photographer) Haymarket Books (July 15, 2006)

Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border
By Sebastian Rotella (W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition, 1998)