Margaret Regan

Johanna Lawshea

Margaret Regan is the author of the award-winning book The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, a 2010 Southwest Book of the Year. An editor and writer at the Tucson Weekly, Regan has won many regional and national prizes for her immigration reporting, including the 2013 Al Filipov Peace and Justice Award. She lives in Tucson, Arizona. Her latest book, Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire  (Beacon Press) is an intimate look at the people ensnared by the US detention and deportation system, the largest in the world. Drawing on years of reporting in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands, Regan tells their poignant stories. Regan demonstrates how increasingly draconian detention and deportation policies have broadened police powers, while enriching a private prison industry whose profits are derived from human suffering. She also documents the rise of resistance, profiling activists and young immigrant “Dreamers” who are fighting for the rights of the undocumented. Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire offers a rare glimpse into the lives of people ensnared in America’s immigration dragnet.