Click to play video Terry Greene Sterling on the people in her book 'Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'

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Thanks, South Central, for celebrating diversity, for uniting us instead of dividing us.
Up now on The Daily Beast, a travel story about my trip north of the Arctic Circle this January, to see things before they change.  
Mar 23 Arizona Immigration-Law Backer Woos Mexico
Many American Hispanics and Mexicans in Mexico see Arizona as a racist state, thanks to SB 1070.
Mar 18 Pew: Crossing border illegally more than once drives uptick in federal immigration crime
In 1992, 12 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants, the Pew Center reports today. Ten years later, 48 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants. The reason for the uptick:  more unauthorized immigrants who were caught crossing the border more than once have been sentenced to hard time – two years on […]
Dec 06 Luis Gutierrez, Immigration Reform and the Demographic Tsunami
Rep. Luis Gutierrez on 2014 immigration reform: “It will not be perfect, and it may not even be pretty.”
Nov 22 Shattered Dreams: Jan Brewer’s Arizona fails to investigate 6000 cases of child abuse
I’m not saying Juana could have prevented the massive CPS negligence, but with her education, heart and work ethic, she would have improved the culture at CPS, and would have helped the fragile, abused children who crossed her path.
Running for Jordan
Running for Jordan


Pretty much on a whim, at the very last minute, I signed up to run the PF Chang Rock and Roll Mini-Marathon – a 5.8-mile trot through downtown Tempe on January 20.


I’m 63. So, it took me a lifetime to muster up the moxie to run my first-ever race.


I’m running in honor of my stepson, Jordan Sterling, who died four years ago of Cystic Fibrosis.


Jordan’s mom, family and close friends set up a foundation to advance scientific knowledge for treatment of people with CF. Because CF affects the lungs, among other organs, the more we learn about how to treat the symptoms of CF, the more we add to the database of what works and doesn’t work for many who struggle to breathe – regardless of whether they have CF or another health problem.

This is the link to the Jordan Sterling Foundation website where you can learn about the foundation, donate online, or get an address to send a check.   He also has a FB page under Jordan Sterling Foundation.


Thank you so much,


Terry Greene Sterling