The U.S./Mexico border has been called “a leaking wound” by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. In South Texas, that wound bleeds immigrants, drugs and violence.
Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest spent a decade looking at all aspects of the border – religion, drugs, immigration -- and not just in her native South Texas, but all along the U.S./Canadian border. And despite being separated by 2,000 miles, Elizondo Griest found that the northern and southern borderlands have more in common than not.
TPR's Norma Martinez had a chance to talk to the author about her latest book, “All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands.”