I learned so much from this book! I read a good part of it while on a road trip. I kept having the husband turn down the music as I read him sections. I had no idea how convoluted our current immigration process is, nor how historical immigration has shaped not only those policies, but also the modern immigration patterns. Living on the border with Mexico, I feel I better understand my neighbors and the political concerns of my region. This book also touched on the private prison sector, which was eye opening as well. I think what struck me most was that the whole criminalization of immigration is there to control the movement of people and the thinking that some people have a right to move about as they please where others do not. I could not imagine not being able to just grab my passport and pretty much go wherever my wallet will take me. I love traveling and can’t imagine being told , “No, you can’t go there.” I have changed my vote for the upcoming Presidential race, because of what I learned here. That is how deeply it effected me. I recommend it for all human beings.