On October 17, 2018

Rochester Library hosts Humanities Council discussion on immigration

Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.—ROCHESTER—The Vermont Humanities Council and the Rochester Public Library present a discussion of the book, “The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches From The Border,” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. VHC scholar Jim Schley will lead the discussion of this memoir of a young INS border patrol agent, Francisco Cantu. After growing up in the Southwest, the son of a park ranger and grandson of Mexican immigrants, Cantu joins the Border Patrol to understand, firsthand, the realities of immigration policy. He learns to track humans under blistering sun and freezing night. Death, drugs, expediency, extradition, and denial plague him. After he leaves the service, he experiences firsthand the human effects of immigration policy.

Join this discussion of one man’s story, as well as current immigration policy. All programs at the library are free. The library is located at 22 South Main St., Rochester.

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