In teaching a community college course on multicultural American literature, I include texts having to do with the experiences of migrants/immigrants. Particularly given the often problematic discourse about migration from Mexico to the U.S., I'd like to incude writings by Chicana/o authors on this topic. However, I've noticed that, while writers such as Junot Diaz, Ha Jin, Julia Alvarez, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others are prominent in publication and literary studies lately, there has been surprisingly little presence of writers of Mexican heritage when it comes to accounts of the immigration and/or border-crossing experience per se. So I'm looking for recommendations.
I'm familiar with writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Rudolfo Anaya, Rolando Hinojosa, Ana Castillo, etc., and, although I haven't read every one of their works, what I have read doesn't entirely supply what I'm looking for, which is writing that will (a) give readers who are immigrants or their direct descendants a reflection of their migration experiences and (b) give readers who do not have this experience set a sense of insight/empathy, something that will help them to understand the political debate in more human terms. There are a few lesser-known texts that seem on-point, such as Graciela Limón's The River Flows North and Yuri Herrera's Signs Preceding the End of the World (the latter of which would need to be in translation for my purposes). Still, I'd like to develop a longer list of options.
There are also, I'm aware, non-fiction options such as Luis Alberto Urrea's The Devil's Highway. And there's T. Coraghessan Boyle's The Tortilla Curtain, which topically reflects what I'm looking for, but is written by an Anglo author who--more to the point--was fairly open about not particularly researching his topic, but relying on his imagination to tell the story, which opens up questions of authenticity to me. Finally, there seems to be some YA fiction that meets my criteria, although my preference would be a novel or short-story collection that isn't targeted mainly at YA readers.
Anyway, any suggestions or discussions are welcome. Do you have recommendations in light of the above considerations? Is this even a valid thing to be looking for?