The third book in the Voice of Witness series focuses on the plight of undocumented workers in the United States. Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. They are the backbone of our economy, supporting myriad industries by often working the least desirable jobs. Yet, for coming to this country illegally, they are sentenced to lives without the most basic legal protections.
Peter Orner was born in Chicago and is the author of the novel, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and the story collection, Esther Stories.