April 2, 2009

“Undoubtedly, from the Christian perspective, it is much easier to identify with the martyr than with the Roman…”

~Juan Francisco Maura, in a footnote to Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Naufragios


Every morning, I wake hoping that the day will finally have come when I read an article in The New York Times which, quoting a baffled-but-chuffed Nogales resident and a furious someone at Heimat Security, tells of a shadowy evangelical sect that bears immigrants out of the desert, whisking them away from right under the noses of the Minutemen and INS.

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