All posts by David Romo
They say that he appears to migrants stranded in the desert and helps them find their way to jobs in the U.S. The funny thing is, before he was certified by the Vatican as a saint, and adopted by some as “the holy smuggler,” my tío Father Toribio Romo did everything he could to keep his parishioners in Mexico from leaving home.
Meet Toribio Romo, the patron saint of immigrants.
Was the U.S.-Mexican War the first American conflict ended by protests at home?
Did domestic protests end the U.S.-Mexican War?
Domingo Martinez was born in Texas, but he left as soon as he could. His very funny memoir explains why.
A brutal—and very funny—South Texas memoir by Domingo Martinez.
Legendary Border Patrol officer Hipolito Acosta always got his man. But in his memoir, the complexities of life along the Rio Grande remain elusive.
Retired Border Patrol officer Hipolito Acosta remembers his time on the beat in The Shadow Catcher.