Before answering the discussion questions, make sure you have read ‘Not one more refugee death’ (Links to an exte


Before answering the discussion questions, make sure you have read "Not one more refugee death" (Links to an external site.) and watched the documentary "Targeting El Paso."Links to an external site. (To access this video, you will need to log in with your Lancerpoint username and password. See the library's troubleshooting tips if you have any trouble logging in. If the embedded video doesn't work for you, the link to this video is at the bottom of the page under "MLA Citations.")

  1. After reading the definitions of place names and other terms used by Pérez in "Not one more refugee death," discuss the imagery used by the poet to explore the theme of refugee death in the Mexican-American borderland region.
  2. In "Not one more refugee death," Pérez writes, "Today, our vigil signs proclaimed / McAllen is not Murrieta. / . . . / We stand with refugee children." How does watching "Targeting El Paso"—for example, scenes about the detention of refugees in McAllen, Texas (27:40) and other locations—help to understand the experience of refugees, and refugee children in particular?
  3. Finally, how did watching "Targeting El Paso" affect your view (if at all) of refugees and the asylum application process in the United States? Explain your answer.

Peer Replies (due Sunday, 11:59pm)

Read through your peers' posts, and reply to at least two posts that capture your interest. In your reply, you should . . .

  1. Comment on your peer's answers to the discussion questions and/or
  2. Ask for clarification or further information regarding your peer's answers

Your response should be specific, thoughtful, and always collegial.


Please see the grading rubric for guidance on what is expected for full credit.

MLA Citations:

Pérez, Emmy. "Not one more refugee death." With the River on Our Face, U of Arizona P, 2016. Poetry Foundation, (Links to an external site.).

"Targeting El Paso." Frontline, season 2020, episode 4, PBS , 7 January 2020. Alexander Street, to an external site..

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