PBS NewsHour

Seeing through the eyes of those trying to cross the border

Clip: 02/12/2018 | 7m 15s

In "The Line Becomes a River," Francisco Cantú describes his experience as a Border Patrol agent in the deserts of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Written as a collection of dispatches, Cantú shows how the job became a difficult balancing act between his sense of shared humanity and the demands of law enforcement. The author joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation near the border.

Aired: 02/12/18

Rating: NR

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