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30 Minutes- Margaret Regan and The Death of Josseline
Margaret Regan: The Death of Josseline (22:25) 2010-09-26
30 Minutes- Margaret Regan and The Death of Josseline
30 Minutes spoke with Tucson Weekly writer Margaret Regan in advance of her upcoming book signing at the UA Book Store. 30 Minutes speaks with Margaret Regan about her book The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories From the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands. Margaret Regan will be doing a book reading and signing at The University of Arizona Bookstore on Thursday, September 30th from 4:30 to 6:00pm.

14 year old El Salvadoran Josseline was trying to join her mother in California when she was abandoned by her coyote. She died in the subfreezing desert of Cedar Canyon in January, 2008. Her remains were discovered weeks later by No More Deaths volunteers.

A decade ago, Margaret Regan was the Arts Editor for the Tucson Weekly when she began to cover the border. She describes why she was compelled to cover her first immigration story and why she continues to do so. She discusses her family's migration from Ireland to Philadelphia and the similar tragic issues that face modern migrants.