This text presents a look at the day-to-day lives of the new wave of immigrant families in America, interwoven with their stories of immigration from departure to arrival. It features an Indian couple in Silicon Valley; a Mexican native and a Vietnamese couple working in meatpacking plants in Kansas; a family of Nigerian refugees, including the sister of slain Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa; two top Los Angeles Dodgers prospects from the Dominican Republic; and a pair of Palestinian newlyweds carving out a life in Chicago. The personal stories are illustrated by Joseph Rodriguez's photographs to offer a meditation on the experiences of a new generation of immigrants.
Ruben Martinez is the author of 'Crossing Over', 'The Other Side', and other books. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service and a regular commentator on radio and television. He lives in the United States. Joseph Rodriguez is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Life, Village Voice, Vibe and Si. He lives in the United States