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Jul 25, 2017 | ISBN 9781786632272

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“Bold and heartbreaking.”
Miami SunPost

“In a time when history is told in cheap television reenactments, if at all, and personal tragedy is gobbled up in rapidly digestible magazine photos and reality shows, this project goes against the grain.”

“Average news-watchers who think they have a grasp on the immigration debate may well find these stories, speaking for millions of invisible American residents, no less than revelatory.”
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“The storytellers hold many different jobs, have different reasons for leaving home and different expectations about US life. Decades after arriving, many want desperately to go home and cannot.”
—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

“Throughout Underground America, the mistreatment of illegal immigrants painfully echoes this country’s shameful past of slavery. These immigrants are now an invisible force that has helped grow our economy and infrastructure—they’ve built America, but have nothing to show for it.”
—Holly Otterbein, Philadelphia City Paper

Underground America is an excellent introduction to an ongoing social disaster. It gives a face to people in the country who are one injury, one legal problem, away from ruin.”
—Oscar Villalon, The California Report

“This book is both archive and call to action, a document and a communiqué. These narratives complicate and trouble the mythologies around ‘illegal immigrants’; the combination of stark and sometimes brutal concrete description of lived experience and astute analysis on the part of the people recounting those experiences undermines the received notions that ‘they are taking our jobs,’ or ‘they are merely a drain on the system …’”
—Jen Hofer, CultureStrike

“The editors have chosen these tales with an eye for human rights violations and abuse. But they have also found inspiring stories.”
—John Freeman, Houston Chronicle

Underground America does an excellent job of showing the human side of the underground world of millions people in the United States.”
—Susanna Zaraysky, New America Media

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