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    Another timely read Two

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    I REALLY like this book It is informative about the situation in El Salvador about unaccompanied migrant minors in the US and is also remarkab

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    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 Mexic

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    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 thi

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    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 exposés about the efforts of the Trump Administration to expel what Right Wing politicians have insisted we call illegal immigrants In The Far Away Brothe

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    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 o

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    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 man

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    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

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    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 he

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    35 starsThe Far Away Brothers is an account of the horrific 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

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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. 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 one joins 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 join himThis book does an admirable job 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

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The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

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. 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 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 their journey 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 taken them in They move in with him in his San Jose apartment but the 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 jobs 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 a usurious interest rate of 20% They find a low cost attorney to help them navigate the immigration courts They get 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 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 that just 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 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 and just immigration system The Face on the Milk Carton had crossed over about 7 years earlier and Winds of Enchantment had managed to pay off the 6K that The Odds Against he owed to the coyote who accompanied Tokyo Kill him on the journey The price Unbroken The Reaper Diaries has gone up and the twins each Bhishma an Enigma 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 their journey any less The Art of Loving 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 taken them in They move in with Jack Kerouac him in School Finance: A Policy Perspective his San Jose apartment but the 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 Reputation have little English and little knowledge of Alfablot how anything works in California They both take part time jobs and after a split with their brother move into a room in a Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) house together and are responsible for all of their expenses It is Heads of the Colored People hard to send money A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults home to pay off the debt with grows at a usurious interest rate of 20% They find a low cost attorney to The Syrian Rebellion help them navigate the immigration courts They get robbed and beat up and miss too much school but they still feel that they are lucky to be The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road here in the US away from the gangs poverty and violence back Lovers Destined homeThe book is well researched and written Focusing on the plight of just these 2 boys and their families both in the US and back in El Salvador gives the story a very Prima che tu dica «Pronto» human and emotional core while covering in a general way the challenges faced by all immigrants The situation in their Sweeter Than Wine home country is truly dire and it is abundantly clear that just 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 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 Lady Ariana humane and just immigration system

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Y and Raul because he looks just like his brother follows close behind away from one danger and toward the great American unknownIn this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen year old Flores twins as they make their harrowing 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 a. 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 journalist Lauren Markham brings the lived experience of two young Salvadoran migrants and their family under a spotlight The picture she paints is nuanced and moving as well as soberingIdentical twins Ernesto and Ra l Flores were seventeen years of age when separately they crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with the help of coyotes Though in so many ways their experience is uniue they also stand in for the tens of thousands of young Central Americans who flooded across our southern borders earlier in this decade and for many of the millions of Salvadorans Hondurans and Guatemalans who now reside in the United States Nearly all recent refugees from Central America were driven north by the gang violence and official corruption that are now endemic in the region However as Markham makes clear economic motives also loomed large Abject poverty conjures up visions of prosperity in El Norte among many Central Americans as it does in many other people around the worldAs I read about the often horrific circumstances that confronted the Flores brothers over the three year span described in the book I couldn t help but think about the sharply contrasting experience of my father s parents who emigrated from Russia early in the 20th century Their lives in the shtetl where they had lived plagued by repeated pogroms were at least as difficult as those of the Flores twins in El Salvador Also it was no easy feat for them to make their way through the vastness of the European continent and then across the Atlantic in steerage But the welcome they received at Ellis Island though decidedly chilly was in no way comparable to the repeated violence and official hostility that met the Flores brothers both on their way and after their arrivalAs the author makes clear the massive migration of young Central Americans to the United States is in a large sense the conseuence of US policy in the region throughout the 20th century but especially in the 1980s In El Salvador Nicaragua Honduras and Guatemala alike our government actively supported local efforts to stamp out local insurgents in the name of anti Communism murdering tens of thousands of peasants in the process Large numbers of young men fled to the US to escape that violence Many succumbed to the lure of crime and were imprisoned in California There in prison and on the streets of Los Angeles the most violent gangs that victimize Central America today were formed Mara Salvatrucha or MS13 and Barrio 18 Today these gangs are enormous multinational criminal enterprises They re responsible for an outsized body count in our cities and a major share of drug trafficking in the US today In a real sense then we re paying the price of our government s intervention in Central America in the last century And so are tens of thousands of migrants from the regionThe Far Away Brothers is Lauren Markham s first book but the Berkeley author and journalist has been writing fiction essays and journalism for several years The book is based in part on her work at Oakland International High School since 2011 where the Flores brothers attended classes on and off and generally on her thirteen years of experience working with interviewing and reporting alongside thousands of refugees and migrants like the Flores twinsAfter reading The Far Away Brothers it s difficult to see how today s illegal immigrants are in any substantive way different from the Irish Chinese Italians and Jews who made their way into the US in the nineteenth and early twentieth century