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Written as a series of narrative vignettes, Beneath the Same Sky by David Ramirez presents an on-the-ground and poignant point of view from author, David Ramirez, who is caught in the untenable world of U.S. border enforcement, a situation caused and exacerbated by Congress, far reaching policies, capitalism, public opinion, moral will and the unrelenting human spirit. Ramirez provides a personal perspective of growing up right on the U.S./Mexico Border. He learned the hard lessons of life as a teen in the early 1970s on the streets and exposure to the world of illicit drugs and gangs. Later in the 1980s, he would incorporate his street smarts to fight in the trenches in the war on drugs and illegal immigration. His life story shifts in 1990s when he conducted international covert investigations fighting the root causes of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drugs to secure the US borders. At the turn of the century, Ramirez's life and experiences come full circle when he has the opportunity to address these same issues from a diplomatic and political angle in Latin America.
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David Ramirez , started his federal law enforcement career as a Border Patrol Agent within the United States Department of Justice and retired as an Assistant Special Agent In Charge with the United States Department of Homeland Security. He lived in Mexico D.F. while assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. He now lives in New York City.Review:
An excellent job of accurately describing the labyrinth that was the DHS merger and the resulting attitudes, short fails and missed opportunities. I commend Ramirez and those agents like him, who made every effort to turn the tide and made ICE a true federal investigative agency with a mission of protecting and serving America. --Alonzo Pena, former DHS/ICE Deputy Director
Drawing on twenty-seven years of investigative experience as a federal agent on our southern border and in Mexico, Ramirez brings the dark side of human activity to light through an inspired arrangement of vignettes. Though often accounts of the barbaric cruelty and heartless exploitation surrounding drug trafficking and human smuggling, Ramirez tells his stories with a touching and uplifting humanity. --Terrence Poppa-award winning journalist and autor of "Drug Lord; the life and death of a Mexican Kingpin"
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Book Description Stanley Publishing Company, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1467519367