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FREE READ ë The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez A Border Story Î What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the US immigration systemWhen Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta Mexico the nearby US border was little than a worn down fence Eight years later Aida's mother took her and her siblings tAtion courts and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human conseuences of militarizing what was once a forgiving border With emotional force and narrative suspense Aaron Bobrow Strain brings us into the heart of a violently uneual America He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same. Didnt like at all

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What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the US immigration systemWhen Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta Mexico the nearby US border was little than a worn down fence Eight years later Aida's mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas Arizona By then the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in AmericaUndocumented Aida fought to make her way She learned English watched Friends and after having a baby at sixteen dreamed of teaching dance. The House on Mango Street changed Aida Hernandez's life In her darkest hours she remembered the words of hope I have gone a long way to come backAida wanted to dance She wanted to finish high school and go to college She wanted to become a therapist She wanted to give her son a good home She wanted to love and be loved Her hopes were just like yours and mineBut Aida's life held horrors than any one body should be able to endure She had survived even death but suffered from crippling CPTSD Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder She came from a legacy of abuse but a knife attack tipped her over the edge It only took one mistake a 6 mistake to remove Aida from her son and family locked up for months in a women's prison They were not given tampons or enough toilet paper or adeuate wholesome food There were not enough beds or blankets to keep warm And that is when Aida saw The House on Mango Street on the prison library shelf and it started her reclamation and a life of helping the other women with herAaron Bobrow Strain's book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez brings to life unforgettable women and through their stories explores the failure of Prevention Through Deterrence which posits that if the journey is horrific enough people will not come Women suffer the most in this system He shows how American economic and political policies and the desire for cheap labor created the influx of illegal immigrants Immigrants in detention centers are treated like hardened criminals with shackles solitary confinement lack of medical care meager inedible food and a scarcity of hygiene supplies They have no legal rights They are provided no legal counsel Border Patrol and detention centers have created jobs and business paid for by the government Who are the people seeking refuge in America What drives them from their homeland What options are available for legal immigration What happens to those who are apprehended This book will answer all your uestions But you may not like the answersJustice How many times have we forgotten this value The proceeds from this book will be shared between Aida Hernandez the Chiricahua Community Health Centers to support emergency services for people dealing with domestic violence or sexual assault and the author to offset costs of writing the book Which for me means an instant add to my to buy listI thank the publisher who provided a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review

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The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez A Border StoryAnd moving with her son to New York City But life had other plans Following a misstep that led to her deportation Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence in a country that was not hers To get back to the United States and reunite with her son she embarked on a harrowing journey The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua Aida has a genius for survival but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her uestTaking us into detention centers immigr. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone An incredibly compelling and comprehensive read I felt both educated and moved