Dispatches From The Border

Apr 15, 2019

Growing up in the American Southwest, the writer Francisco Cantu always had some idea of what happened along the US-Mexico border, but he wanted to know more. So, he joined the Border Patrol, hoping he could be a force for good.

Growing up in the American Southwest, the writer Francisco Cantu always had some idea of what happened along the US-Mexico border, but he wanted to know more. So, he joined the Border Patrol, hoping he could be a force for good. Then he found himself tracking fellow humans through the desert. He recovered the bodies of dead migrants and hauled live ones in to detention. Along the way, he learned just how complicated the border is. He joins us to talk about what happens on both sides of the line.

Francisco Cantu is a writer and translator. His book The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border was recently released in paperback [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].