Francisco Cantú is from Prescott, Arizona. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as a Border Patrol Agent for the United States Border Patrol. He recently served as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies. His writing appears in Guernica Daily, in the Fall 2013 editions of The South Loop Review and J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and in Dutch translation at De Groene Amsterdammer.