"Gently stroke your books, dear stranger...

…and remember they are dust." (more on the dismembered subject line below) The Shock of the Obvious I’ve been writing about borders and migration for about a decade. A lot of the stories I’ve written have been about the harms of U.S. detention centers, where migrants are often abused, sometimes tortured, and not infrequently left to languish for years just because they walked across a line.

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