Author Writes About US Immigration System From Personal Experiences

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 3:47pm
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"Crossing the Line" book cover.

The immigration system in the United States is, by most accounts, broken. An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants are in the country.

Did they come in illegally because it was the quickest way? Did they try to do it legally, but were stymied by an out-of-date system? In her new book, "Crossing the Line," author Linda Valdez makes the system as personal as possible as she talks about meeting her husband in Mexico and the ways they tried to get him to Arizona legally — before trying another option.