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Exclusive Interview: Francisco Cantu, former border patrol agent provides a voice to immigrants

Producers, Jesus Miguel Garcia and Ruben Betancourt sit down with Francisco Cantu at Club Giraud in San Antonio, Texas. We take you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the lush members-only Club Giraud.

As a former US Border Patrol Agent, Cantu provides readers a firsthand look at his experiences in finding immigrants in deteriorating conditions.

He also shares his connection and his thirst to understand border issues, and the numerous misconceptions of a border wall. Cantu’s book, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border published by Riverhead Books was published earlier this year.

With his book, Francisco Cantu hopes to build a platform giving a voice to all migrant workers.

About the Authors

Miguel Garcia
Miguel Garcia
Multimedia Editor
Miguel Garcia is a senior communications major working as independent producer on both feature projects and corporate partnerships. He works as a creative consultant specializing in video production and creative editorial. His background includes major feature work, art direction, film production work in Los Angeles and small independent film.
Ruben Betancourt
Ruben Betancourt
Multimedia Editor
Ruben Betancourt is a senior Communication major and a Spanish minor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Ruben is the Editor-in-Chief for The Mesquite and works part-time at the Alamo Colleges District Business Office, as an Accounts Receivable Assistant. He is a Greehey Scholar and a San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship recipient. He is also a member of the National Leadership and Success Society. He enjoys the performing arts and he enjoys learning new languages. He plans to work in the public relations field locally and in the future, he plans to live abroad and work in international PR.

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