'Detention, Deportation and Death' author visits Elon

Margaret Regan, a journalist in Tucson, Arizona, will speak Wednesday, Feb. 21 in LaRose Digital Theatre at 5:30 p.m. 

Author and journalist, Margaret Regan explores the topics of her books “Detained and Deported: Immigrants Under Fire” and “The Death of Josseline.”

Regan’s eyewitness reporting of detention centers, visits to the border town of Nogales, Sonora, and the accompaniment of Border Patrol on search and rescue missions, illuminate the lives and fate of undocumented immigrants who are either trying to cross the U.S.-Mexican border or have been arrested after living in and establishing families in the United States. Her research into the lives of immigrants highlights issues of increased border enforcement and the subsequent deportations or tragic deaths that many of them face as they venture to make their way to a better life in the U.S.

Margaret Regan is a journalist in Tucson, Arizona and the author of two prizewinning books on immigration. Her most recent book, Detained and Deported, is currently being used as the Common Reading for the first-year students at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies

Admission: Free, no ticket required.