[PDF/EPUB] The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life By Lauren Markham



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  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 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

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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 the

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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 thinking Why not just make the problem illegal?We have been trying that

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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 wh

  6. says:

    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 s

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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 Salv

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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 m

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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

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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 separated and broken They are forced to face injustice and ill treatment towards their k

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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 The Illusion of Gods Presence realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news Folk Tales From The Soviet Union 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 Not The Hot Chick reside in the United States Nearly all Pegged and 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were formed Mara Salvatrucha or MS13 and Barrio 18 Today these gangs are enormous multinational criminal enterprises They Time Flies and Other Short Plays re Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) responsible for an outsized body count in our cities and a major share of drug trafficking in the US today In a Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) real sense then we Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra 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 Chinas Son 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 Welcome to the Desert of the Real reporting alongside 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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. 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 The Numbers Game 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. It s an interesting story the only Tall man riding. reason I kept The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a The Big Golden Book of Poetry research paper at times No ending at all Too many unnecessary boring dialogs details etc

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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. 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 the judicial 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 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