Devil of Highway
Since the discovery of the New World immigrants from all over the world moved to American continent in search of a better life, there are thousands of immigrants coming to the United States every day. However, some of these immigrants are illegal aliens. An illegal immigrant is a foreigner who either illegally crossed an international political border, whether it is by land, sea or air, or whether it be a foreigner who legally entered a country but nevertheless overstayed their visa in order to live or work there. The main attractions that the illegal immigrants perceive in the U.S are superior job opportunities, and better living for their families. Hence, they do not hesitate to put their lives in such a risky journey when trying to across the border into the U.S that is illustrated genuine by Luis Alberto Urrea in his true story “The Devil’s Highway”. By sharing his sense of sympathetic with the Illegal aliens, Urrea not only show to the readers the struggle of the men who trying to overcome the physical border itself, but also other bothers which are physical and mental aspects that drive the walkers into greater danger on their way to achieve their ultimate goal in searching a new life in the United States.
Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana and now lives outside Chicago. His father from Mexico and mother from New York, America. He is a poet, novelist, journalist, and essayist who has been writing about the relationship between the United States and Mexico, amongst other things, for 30 years. His 2004 nonfiction work, “The Devil's Highway”, won the 2004 Lannan Literary Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize. (source). In the book, Luis Alberto Urrea describes the impact the desert has on undocumented entrants. It is a vast desert beyond Sonora and Mexico, which is one of the most desolate and dry areas in the United States .“The Devil's Highway” refers to old track through some of the...
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