Shadow Catcher

May 31, 2012
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National Public Radio is, almost without exception, a black hole when it comes to obtaining accurate, reliable information and analysis about immigration. Half of the on-air talent could be executed by members of MS-13, and the following day’s headline on NPR would probably be “Aggrieved Undocumented Migrants Exact Misdirected Revenge Against Jan Brewer.” That’s why I was pleasantly surprised by Brian Lehrer’s interview of Hipolito Acosta, a veteran of the INS who has written Shadow Catcher, a revelatory look into the audacious cross-border operations initiated  during his tenure to eliminate human smuggling into the United States.

I’d love to hear the impressions of anyone who has read the book, which-based upon everything I’ve heard-seems like an incredibly fascinating chronicle of the life of a career law enforcement officer intent upon ensuring our nation’s border security.

 

Tags: Bill Wright, , Brian Lehrer, , Hipolito Acosta, human smuggling, , , Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS, , Mara Liasson, , , , , , National Immigration Forum, National Public Radio, , , , Shadow Catcher, The Brian Lehrer Show, , WNYC

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