Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail
Over the past ten years, more than 4,000 people have died while crossing the Arizona dessert to find jobs, join families, or start new lives. Other migrants tell of the corpses they pass – bodies that are never recovered or counted. Crossing with the Virgin collects stories heard from migrants about these treacherous treks, firsthand accounts told to volunteers for The Samaritans, a humanitarian group that provides migrants with medical aid, water, and food. While other books have dealt with border crossing, this is the first to share immigrants’ own stories of hardship and suffering.