Literature

Arturo Garcia Talks About Broken: The Forgotten Children of Immigration

When mixed-citizenship families hear a knock at the door, they cower. It could be the immigration police coming to take away the parents, splitting them from their children, says Arturo Garcia, co-editor of Broken: The Forgotten Children of Immigration. Garcia, who will be discussing his book tonight at the American Friends Service Committee office, has spent the last few years interviewing youth who are both U.S. citizens and the children of undocumented immigrants, to learn about the trauma these families face. In advance of Garcia's appearance, Westword spoke with him about his book.

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