Passions run high in any debate on immigration reform. For some, the issue is one of compassion and the value immigrants add to society and the economy. For others, it's a question of the rule of law and border security. No matter how you look at it, there's a lot at stake when it comes to reform.
In their book Amor & Exile
, authors Nathaniel Hoffman and Nicole Salgado
have approached the problem from a different perspective, exploring the issue of immigration—legal and otherwise—from the standpoint of families split by immigration laws.
The Amazon Kindle version of the book will be available for free Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, at the book's site on Amazon.com
Writes Salgado in a post on BlogHer
, "Immigrants play a huge role in American culture and the economy, but every year it gets harder for people to legally immigrate or adjust status in the U.S."
Salgado, an American biologist, became an activist for immigration after moving to Mexico to be with her husband, who could not legally immigrate to the United States.