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A Provocative Cautionary Tale Of A Future America Without Immigration Reform

Published: Dec 31, 2009 7:00 am By: Raul Ramos y Sanchez

America Libre, by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

"In the dystopian tradition of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World comes America Libre by Raul Ramos y Sanchez. This cautionary tale envisions a future U.S. where the death of a Latina bystander during a botched drug bust in San Antonio triggers a tragic chain of events. Eventually, long-simmering tensions over immigration explode into an escalating cycle of violence between supremacist vigilantes and Hispanic separatists. To separate the warring factions, a congressional demagogue succeeds in passing a resolution branding Hispanics as “Class H” citizens and herding them into Quarantine Zones and Relocation Communities. In response, Latinos across the U.S. put aside their differences and coalesce into a national liberation movement seeking to reclaim U.S. territory once part of Mexico and Spain. The novel culminates in a day of reckoning as the insurgents launch a national offensive. Along the way, the award-winning novel explores the consequences of some of today’s most provocative issues."

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