“The Haunting of the Mexican Border” is a book in which the author, an American filmmaker, crosses geographic, political, and personal lines that intersect a the US/Mexico border – a personal story that mirrors the larger picture of US politics and immigration policies. Beginning in the 1980’s, for 15 years Ferguson made documentary films in Mexico’s wild Sierra Madre. While she traveled south, she noticed that people traveled north. As their paths converged, she learned that the line on which these journeys pivot is deadly. She also learned that US immigration policies slowly erode the life of an ordinary US citizen, from coffee in the kitchen to a day in federal court. The book gives insight into the lives of the Raramuri tribe and mestizos in Mexico, as well as the dangers faced by border crossers in the Arizona desert. – www.thehauntingofhemexicanborder.com The Haunting of the Mexican Border is a woman’s view of the violence and generosity of the border. For fifteen years beginning in the 1980s, Kathryn Ferguson made documentary films in Mexico’s Sierra Madre. As she traveled south, she encountered people who were traveling north, and she learned that the border at which they converged was deadly. Drawing on her own experiences, this book explores how US immigration policies erode the lives of ordinary citizens on both sides of the border.