Showdown in the Sonoran Desert Author Ananda Rose on AU Monday

Dec 10, 2012

The immigration debate has raised some of the most difficult questions our nation has ever faced. How can we preserve the integrity of sovereign borders while also respecting the dignity of human begins? How should a border be humanely and effectively maintained? To understand the experience of those directly impacted by the immigration crisis, Ananda Rose traveled to the Sonoran Desert -- a border region where the remains of 2,000 migrants have been recovered over the past 10 years.

There she interviewed minute men, border patrol agents, catholic nuns, humanitarian aid workers, ranchers and many others. The result is a new book Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy. Ananda Rose is Tom Williams' guest for the whole hour on Access Utah Monday.