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 beings? 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 Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, Catholic nuns, humanitarian aid workers, ranchers
and many others.
The result is "Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy." With the debate on immigration ongoing in the U. S. Senate we revisit our conversation with Ananda Rose.