Saturday, December 25, 2010
Illegals The Unacceptable Cost of America's Failure to Control Its Borders
By Darrell Ankarlo
Published by Thomas Nelson
Not since the Civil War has America been so divided over such a seemingly unsolvable issue as U.S. immigration policy.
Phoenix has become the number 2 kidnap capital of the world, ranchers and police officers in border states are being killed by drug runners from Mexico, and the federal government refuses to enforce its own immigration law. Why are 20 million people disregarding America’s sovereign borders and laws to come to this country? Darrell Ankarlo follows the lives of several Mexican citizens as they contemplate their existence south of the border, their temptation to sneak into America, and what waits for them here. To understand the issue first-hand, Ankarlo stared down gun barrels, was caught in the middle of a drug-lord showdown, and then wandered the Arizona desert after illegally sneaking back into America. Illegals explores issues raised by these personal stories and offers perspectives—often contradictory—from U.S. citizens.
Want a big dose of reality that you want find on any television news network or newspaper? Ankarlo has peeled away the politics and shown you what is really going on America's borders. The issues that are affecting every person, citizen or non, of every age in our Country.
Ankarlo has a lot of credibility in his writing as he lives in one of the border state and works as a radio personality. However, he was willing to go outside his radio studio to walk the streets and interview anyone and everyone who was willing to talk to him. He didn't just talk to people here in the United States, but also in Mexico.
There is no doubt that Ankarlo is passionate about this topic. He is so passionate that about two-thirds of the way through the way through the book I wanted to ask him to take a breath, get a drink and just slow down a little. I could just envision him standing there talking really, really fast.
It is rare to have such an insider's look at such a volatile current event in our Country.
Disclaimer: As part of the BookSneeze Review, I did receive this book for free from Thomas Nelson. The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review. It does guarantee a review. A fair review. But I am not going to praise something unless I think it deserves the praise. If I don't like it, you'll hear that. And hopefully with enough detail as to why so you can decide for yourself if what I hate about it makes it perfect for your family.