In the pitched political battles over migration, binaries dominate: Migrants are good or bad, desirable or undesirable, insiders or outsiders. The seesaw of discussions presumes a stark distinction that doesn’t reflect human experience.
When it comes to migration, easy answers are hard to come by. The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story, the latest book by Aaron Bobrow-Strain, doesn’t try for an easy answer. Instead, he gives us a complicated narrative of life in the borderlands of Arizona and Sonora, where hope tangles with despair, possibilities and pitfalls merge seamlessly, and the mundane leads to the extraordinary.
Listen to Bobrow-Strain speak at the University of Denver College of Law live at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time today, October 16.
Part of the Crimmigration Law & Policy Event Series, Bobrow-Strain’s visit to the University of Denver is supported by the Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place, and Law, and the Student Immigration Law Coalition.