Illegals is a novel about a subject that has always been very polemic. The author creates the characters trying to make them look real and human. They are all bonded by one same common situation: forgers of documents, a good lawyer, the coyotes and an immigration agent as well as the different reasons for them to be illegals, a struggle which brings them together until the end of the book.
The characters and their own stories are a work of fantasy of the author, however many people may have lived similar situations or may know someone who has experienced them. In fact, many persons experience this, not only in the United States but also in other countries. Many of them were forced to leave their families and their home countries for different reasons. For those humble workers who come without any malice but with one only idea, which is to work honestly, everything is more difficult. Especially when the only arm that they have is their innocence, which sometimes they loose to become cunning in order to run away from the authorities and the people that exploit them and take advantage of their naiveté.