'No human being is illegal'
Elie Wiesel said it first. With Arizona SB 1070, the controversial illegal immigration law, scheduled to go into effect Thursday, here are three books about the experiences of immigrants.
A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto (Vintage) by Jorge Ramos is the Emmy-winning Univision news anchor's proposal for practical, realistic reform of a system that doesn't work well for anyone.
The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands (Beacon Press) by Margaret Regan is an Arizona journalist's look at the "killing fields" created by stricter security in border cities, which have claimed the lives of the 14-year-old of the title and countless others.
Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone (Lyons Press) by Terry Greene Sterling is a prize-winning journalist's vivid stories of the real people behind the stereotypes, undocumented immigrants living with the already harsh legal atmosphere of Phoenix.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor