Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens

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Vintage Books, 1987 - Political Science - 264 pages
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Disguised as an illegal alien, the author explores the outlaw realm of illegal immigration at the Mexican-American border and describes the role of the coyotes--mercenaries who sneak Mexican laborers into America

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

A book so old and still so timely. Excellent And now that we are confronted with a 2016 which will be dominated with immigration controversy this book will be more important than ever. Read full review

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A wonderful and what appears to be very accurate accounting of the life of the Mexican migrant worker - and the Coyote. Author has a good eye and ear for his subjects. Read full review

Contents

Thc Gringo and the Mexicano
3
Deep into the Orchard
31
Welcome to LA
65
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Ted Conover is the author of several books including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America s Hoboes. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He lives in New York City.

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