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Showdown in the Sonoran Desert – Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Ananda Rose


Set in the Sonoran desert, at the U.S.–Mexico border, in the shadow of migrant deaths, this book examines one of the most daunting ethical questions of our time: How should we treat the strangers who have entered the United States illegally? Gathering a mosaic of opinions, from Civil Militia groups, Border Patrol agents, Catholic nuns, interfaith aid workers, left-wing protestors, ranchers, and other ordinary citizens in southern Arizona, the book provides a stage for different ideological voices to be heard concerning the issue of illegal immigration in the United States. The book focuses on ... More

Keywords: immigration, U.S.–Mexico border, religion, law, Arizona, migrant deaths, Sonoran desert, Sanctuary Movement, Border Patrol, SB 1070, Homeland Security, sovereignty, security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199890934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ananda Rose, author
Harvard Divinity School