History books often show us the timeline of when groups of immigrants arrived in the United States. These groups of immigrants came from all over the world for a variety of reasons. The overall picture is that of a nation with open arms welcoming anyone who wanted to immigrate to the United States. For some immigrants this picture is an accurate one. For many others, the picture is like a palm tree in a desert, a mirage.
Denied, Detained, Deported is a great book to start conversations or debates on immigration. There are a few biographies to highlight different immigration scenarios. These personal biographies are the real gems of the book. However, statistics and history of the biographies give a broader picture of the situation.