Twelve-year-old Orly is forced during summer break to live with his godmother, Nina, in Brownsville, Texas. And this addition to the household means a new risk for Daniel, the immigrant boy Nina is secretly sheltering. Orly, Nina and Daniel are the trio at the heart of Oscar Cásares’ new novel “Where We Come From” (Knopf), and Cásares joins host Krys Boyd to talk about putting a fictional – though very human – face on life at the U.S.-Mexico border.
This Friday, July 20, 2018 photo shows a tourists taking a selfie next to the border wall, left, as people line up to enter the United States at the port of entry in San Diego, Calif. Richard Vogel/AP Photo
Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. Gregory Bull/AP Photo