Book ‘My Boy Will Die of Sorrow’ by Efrén C. Olivares

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A Memoir of Immigration From the Front Lines
This deeply personal perspective from a human rights lawyer — whose work on the front lines of the fight against family separations in South Texas intertwines with his own story of immigrating to the United States at thirteen — reframes the United States' history as a nation of immigrants but also a nation against immigrants. In the summer of 2018, Efrén C. Olivares found himself representing hundreds of immigrant families when Zero Tolerance separated thousands of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Twenty-five years earlier, he had been separated from his own father for several years when he migrated to the U.S. to work. Their family was eventually reunited in Texas, where Efrén and his brother went to high school...
Publisher: Hachette Books (July 12, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 0306847280  ISBN-13: 978-0306847288  ASIN:‎ B09LCQXC7J

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Author’s biography: Efrén C. Olivares is the Deputy Legal Director of the Immigrant Justice Project at Southern Poverty Law Center. He was the lead lawyer in a successful landmark petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of families separated under the Zero Tolerance policy. He previously directed the Racial and Economic Justice Program at the Texas Civil Rights Project. His writings on immigration policy have also been published by the New York TimesUSA Today, and Newsweek, and he has testified before Congress and at briefings on Capitol Hill about immigration and border policies. Part of his work representing separated families was featured in the CBS News Documentary The Faces of Family Separation, released in October 2019. He has also been interviewed as an expert attorney on immigrants’ rights issues on numerous TV and radio shows, and was featured in John Legend’s “Can’t Just Preach” series. Olivares was the first member of his family to attend college. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School.