Crossing Over By Ruben Martinez Essay

853 Words Dec 4th, 2014 4 Pages
Many migrants travel on the daily in hopes of a better life but few attain the goal. In the book, “Crossing Over” by, Ruben Martinez. It discuses his difficult trail in obtaining a better life. Though the book it proclaims the death of the three Chavez brothers named Benjamin, Jaime and Salvador in Temecula, California. They were crammed in a truck with 25 other immigrants on a journey to a better life when border patrol began to chased them causing the coyote (the person who sneaks migrants to the U.S in exchange of money about 1,000 a head or more.) to panics, already intoxicated and coked out he begins to speed. Coming to a curve the truck spind making a 180 eventually the roof collapsing and the three brothers crushed them underneath. This tragedy made news of eight dead people injured and eighteen injured. “And yet the migrants continue to cross, because ideas of paradise die hard, especially for Mexicans, who for several decades have regarded the Rio Grande as a river of life more than of death, notwithstanding accident like the one of at Temecula (Martinez, Ruben).”
In reality the collapse did not kill these brothers both the economic difficulties of their country. The brothers were returning back to the United states when the event occurred to resume their seasonal job in Watsonville, California picking strawberry in the fertile hills.If it wasn’t for their Countries poverty they would’ve never died also known as “la crisa”. The migrants would have stayed in their…

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