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N them in They move in with him in His San Jose Apartment But San Jose apartment but transition is far from smooth The boys move with their brother into a cramped crowded apartment in Oakland affordable than San Jose and enroll in Oakland International High School where the author is on staff They have little English and little knowledge of how anything works in California They both take part time obs and after a split with their brother move into a room in a house together and are responsible for all of their expenses It is hard to send money home to pay OFF THE DEBT WITH GROWS AT the debt with grows at usurious interest rate of 20% They find a low cost attorney to Help Them Navigate The Immigration Courts They them navigate the immigration courts They robbed and beat up and miss too much school but they still feel that they are lucky to be here in the US away from the gangs poverty and violence back homeThe book is well researched and written Focusing on the plight of The Fence and Then the Trees just these 2 boys and their families both in the US and back in El Salvador gives the story a very human and emotional core while covering in a general way the challenges faced by all immigrants The situation in their home country is truly dire and it is abundantly clear thatust building a wall isn t going to solve the immigration problem Immigrants are risking their lives now to get into the US and the wall will be The Modern Rite Collected Essays on the Reform of the Liturgy just another of the many obstacles that they seek to overcome This and similar works should be reuired reading for anyone in our government seeking to craft a truly humane andust immigration system For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley the day to day realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news reports and occasional expos s about the efforts of the Trump Administration to expel what Right Wing politicians have insisted we call illegal immigrants In The Far Away Brothers Berkeley Kaffir Boy An Autobiography The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa journalist Lauren Markham bring 375 stars Publishing on 91217Thank you to First to Read for this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of seventeen year old Raul and Ernesto Flores who fled from El Salvador to Texas in 2013 It tells of the harrowing experience of life in El Salvador for these twins with their uncle trying to kill them and what their 7000 each bought them in the illegal trip through Mexico and into the United States It tells of their reunion with a older illegal brother their loss of confidence in school while trying to learn the English language It tells of the pull of the gangster life and of young love The ups and downs the highs and depressions of accumulating to a life they dreamed of but barely understood Rent food school work sending money home to pay off their coyote fee It relates the hardships that their family left in El Salvador went through trying to pay back the loan shark and keep the farm land they loved and depended on And throughout everything else the entanglement of theudicial system trying to become documented so they could remain in the United States This information was well researched and told in a story like setting It contained a number of facts relating to illegal immigration It speaks to the wall that Trump insists on building To the hundreds of immigrants that die on their way to what they believe is freedom in the United States What is left behind when someone immigrates and what is faced at the end of their Le Guide officiel Aires de service camping-car 2020 journey If nothing else is achieved by reading this novel it should be understood that it s not what immigrants are running to but rather what are they running from Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family find they are in danger marked for death Gangs are notorious oneoins or one lives in fear Hiding in their house is only a temporary answer Their older brother is already illegally in the states now the twins must Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research join himThis book does an admirableob showing the danger those coming here face in their travels In the detention centers and in trying to achieve s legal status Already own g large sums of money to the coyotes who brought them here they need money for lawyers The author also dispels many of the false narratives that surround these immigrants What exactly they get by our government what services they may avail themselves of and the difficulty not living in a country where you are not wantedWe learn of their lives here their struggles coming to terms with the fact that they would never again be together with their entire family Working going to school trying to send money home to their struggling family and to pay off their debt A heavy burden for these young men who are not alone in this uandaryIn alternating chapters we learn of the situation in El Salvador political violence and the dates of their family remaining in that country Well done thought provoking hearing from the other side if you willNarrated wonderfully by Cassandra Campbell. New school in a new language working to pay down their mounting coyote debt and facing their day in immigration court while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers girls grades Facebook with only each other for support With intimate access and breathtaking range Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus an investigation of US immigration policy and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experien.

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The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life35 starsThe Far Away Brothers Is An Account Of The an account of the life led by thousands in El Salvador It s about the issues and dangers lurking in and around the region and how the only option left for what seems like safety is to flee and make a new life for oneself on an alien land But does fleeing put an end to the miseries Families are left separated and broken They are forced to face injustice and ill treatment towards their kin and themselves The area ruled by gangs has only violence and death to offer So does the fleeing I was completely clueless about what these people go through until I read this book Now I carry a perspective of and great fear for their read this book Now I carry a perspective of and great fear for their When did humankind shrink to such a low The immigrants have lost almost everything they ve ever lived for their family home livelihood everything They re forced to travel to alien places another dangerous route in hopes to restart their lives But instead of meeting people offering a hand restart their lives But instead of meeting people offering a hand help or shelter they face even cruelty and violence Many lose their lives are raped or robbed off anything that was essential for them to survive the longest Chimica Leggere e scrivere il libro della natura journey of their lives Many of these are as young as or even younger than the Flores twins seventeen And unaccompanied t s hard to even imagine children as young as them to first face violence in their homeland and then all alone in an alien place Markham who has experienced and studied a great deal about undocumented immigration for a decade spent two years researching for this book She draws her experience from working with immigrant students at Oakland International High School She chose to write about twins to share stories about how each immigrant has their own feelings and lessons from their stories and how they ve been impacted As for my reading experience the writing style is good and gripping However I would ve enjoyed for lack of a better word it had it been a slightly less descriptive Having said that the author was able to paint a real picture of what the protagonists were going through and it did change a lot of things for me for good My Blog Times of Gee Thank you Blogging for Books and Crown Publishing for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review It s an interesting story the only reason I kept reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a research paper at times No ending at all Too many unnecessary boring dialogs details etc This story deserves so much attention that it has gotten Lauren Markham was working in a California school when she came across the Flores twins names were changed who found themselves forced to leave their piece of rural El Salvador because a local gangster a relative in fact turned against them She has a fine sense of the deep and varied em To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing reuiring work and effort and creative thinking Why notust make the problem illegalWe have been trying that and it does not seem to work Just say no to sex or drugs prison sentences for drug possession throwing a pregnant teenage daughter out of the house none of these ever solved anythingIllegal immigration has become the issue of the day under the present administration Migrants have been arrested abused sent back and yet come Build a wall we are told that will keep them out I doubt it There is a reason why people leave their homeland and family and the reasons are rarely triteIn her timely book The Far Away Brothers Lauren Markham tells the story of the twin Flores brothers who flee El Salvador to The Last Clinic Darla Cavannah Mysteries join their undocumented migrant brother in America We learn about their lives in El Salvador about their families the challenges they faced on theirourney north and the multiple difficulties of their lives in the United StatesMarkham who has reported on undocumented immigration for a decade spent two years researching for this book plus she draws from her experience working with immigrant students at Oakland International High School She chose to write about twins to illustrate how each immigrant has their own motivation and individual response to the experienceIn the past the draw to the United States was for economic opportunity and security Today migrants leave their homes to escape the domination and violence of the gangs who have taken over power Last year 60000 unaccompanied minors entered the United States most from Guatemala Honduras and El Salvador the murder capital of the world When one of the Flores twins is targeted by their uncle s gang he decides he must leave to survive and his twin brother A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain Seaby Biographical Dictionaries joins him The boys family puts their livelihood at risk by offering the their land as security to raise money for transport to the border They falsely assume the debt can be paid off uickly once the boys getobs but the interest blows their debt up to 20000The ourney leaves its psychic scars one twin has nightmares and cannot talk about what he had seen To stay. The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive to stay and to belongGrowing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes while his identical twin Raul never felt that northbound tug But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the countr. In America the boys must In School Under Their school under their brother s authority Somehow they must also earn money to start paying off their debt to the coyotes They are teenagers too who are finally free and they don t always handle that freedom well Readers may not always like the boys but hopefully they will understand their fears confusion and motivationsThe author is not afraid to offer a paragraph on American policies that have contributed to the Central American catastrophe by supplying weapons and by creating free trade deals that hurt small farmers Then there is the legacy of large corporations that bought up land for farming controlling resources and the economic benefitsAs Markham writes People migrate now for the same reason they always have survival Investment in improving educational and economic opportunities addressing the root causes of migration would be a better use of federal funds than building a wallI read Eniue s Journey by SONIA NAZARIO ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO HERE IS WHAT Nazario about ten years ago Here is what had to say about The Far Away Brothers PowerfulFocusing primarily on one family s struggle to survive in violence riddled El Salvador by sending some of its members illegally to the USthis compellingly intimate narrativekeenly examines the plights of uveniles sent to America without adult supervisionOne of the most searing books on illegal immigration since Sonia Nazario s Enriue s Journey KirkusI received a free ebook through First to Read in exchange for a fair and unbiased review I REALLY like this book It is informative about the situation in El Salvador about unaccompanied migrant minors in the US and is also remarkably well written The author is a Pektus: Mga Maikling Kuwento journalist a reporter and an author She has worked with young migrants at Oakland International High School located in the Bay area of northern California The school is dedicated to teaching immigrant kids English Lauren Markham is writing about what she knows and cares about and it shows Anyone can compile a mass of statistics put it together and call it a book This book is not like that In this book El Salvador s gang violence is brought close to the reader What is it really like to be a young migrant alone in a foreign country very different from your own What horrors have these kids experienced before getting to the US The book follows the experiences of identical twins They are seventeen at the start and we follow them for two years We learn of their family situation and why they had to leave El Salvador Their experiences become our experiences Their experiences are made into something you feel It is the ability of the author to write well that makes this such a good book The writing puts you there in the events and in the heads and hearts of the twinsThe book concludes with an Afterword and a chapter entitled Methodology These chapters are extremely important Without these two chapters the book would be of less value The author explains how and why she wrote the book She also summarizes the changes she believes must be made to improve the situation that exists in Central America today and why the US must take actionThe audiobook is narrated by Cassandra Campbell The narration is very well performed It is read with feeling but not overdone The only reason I have not given the narration five stars is because the Afterword and Methodology chapters are read too uickly Here I had to rewind many times These chapters are certainlyust as important as the rest of the book Thanks to Crown Publishing for this free review copyHeartbreaking Timely Reuired reading for anyone looking to better understand the reasons that so many Central American citizens are fleeing their home countries to come to the United States The book is deeply researched and focuses eually on both sides of the borderif any person can read this book and not be deeply sympathetic to refugees looking for a safer life in the US my heart aches for that reader s lack of humanity Not a fast read Not an easy read But a necessary oneNOTE This book was published in September 2017 and as we all know immigration policy in the US has changed since then Please take that into account while reading and don t let it impact your opinion of the overall storyissue This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salvador to go north Their older brother their far away brother had crossed over about 7 years earlier and had managed to pay off the 6K that he owed to the coyote who accompanied him on the Antifrágil: Las cosas que se benefician del desorden (Spanish Edition) journey The price has gone up and the twins each have to pay 6 7K Their large poor family can t raise that kind of money so put up one of their plots of land as collateral The payment doesn t make theirourney any less harrowing the coyote actually disappeared and left them on their own for part of the difficult trip When they arrive at the border they are kept in the border camps for a while until they can sort out the paperwork and arrange with their older brother to take. Y and Raul because he looks Bedtime for Frances just like his brother follows close behind away from one danger and toward the great American unknownIn this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigrationournalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen year old Flores twins as they make their harrowing Yunan Mitolojisi 2 Cilt journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert into the hands of immigration authorities and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland CA Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating