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Border Issues

Lalo Alcaraz Kicks Off the Border Convo Tour

Tony_Diaz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Latino Voices

Lalo Alcaraz is bringing BORDERTOWN to the border state for the Border Convo Tour. ___________________________________________________________ When br...

What Gregg Popovich Understands About America That Rick Perry Never Will

Gyasi Ross | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

Somebody PLEASE nominate San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich for governor of Texas.

Arizona's Overflowing Morgues Full of Unidentified Migrants

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christof Putzel

2010-11-17-morgue.jpg The Pima County morgue in Tucson, Arizona is so overwhelmed with the record number of bodies found in the desert that it has taken to storing them in mobile, refrigerated trucks.

Lessons from Cochabamba on Borders, Labels and Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

As the chaos of climate change forces unprecedented demographic shifts, we may see yet more labels, more borderlands turned into disaster zones or even battlefields.

McCain Promotes "Danged" Fence, Appeals to Danged Ignorance (VIDEO)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

While lawmakers debate the constitutionality of Arizona's promotion of police crackdowns on immigrants, John McCain is bringing up the rear with his shiny new 10-point Border Security Plan.

Obama Halts Work On 'Virtual Fence' Along U.S.-Mexico Border | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Obama administration will halt new work on a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tu...

Cartel Killing Place Texas and Mexico on High Alert

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Conchita Sarnoff

President Calderon needs vital American resources and support today. Mexico cannot and should not fight this war singlehandedly, since the number one consumer for drugs trafficked is the US.

The 800 Mile Wall

John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Carlos Frey

The recent construction of 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary is proving to be a massive killer.

Architecture for Immigration Reform, a University of Denver Report

Jim Griesemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Griesemer

Trying to deport some 12 million people who can't be found, and most of whom live in families where some members are citizens and some are illegal, is not a realistic option.

Drone Aircraft Will Be Used To Nab Illegal Immigrants On California-Mexico Border

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Predator drones, the unmanned aircraft used by the U.S. military in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones, will soon be employed to track illegal immigra...

White Rivers, Brown Skin, and Black Deeds: Into the Rabbit Hole of Border Detentions and Racial Profiling

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamdan Azhar

The evil of profiling is that it dehumanizes its victims, stripping them of their individuality. The border officials didn't see me as a writer or as a wide-eyed student in the grip of wanderlust.

90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Come From U.S., Says GAO

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sugarmann

So much for NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's oft-repeated claim that Mexican gun traffickers don't bother to "trifle with paperwork at U.S. gun stores."

Nativism in Swine's Clothing

Tess Thatcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tess Thatcher

The federal government knows closing the border is an inoperable idea. The focus should be on education and vaccine development, and above all avoidance of scapegoating.

What If a State Failed and Nobody Cared?

Adam Elkus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Elkus

No one puts Mexico in the same category as a violent, unstable state like Pakistan. No one, that is, except the Pentagon.

Mexicans Stream Across Border, Save Retail In Tucson

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

While retailers across the country struggle to survive some shops in Tucson are counting their blessings in the form of pesos.

Her Confirmation Will Be the Hot Fight Ticket in the Beltway

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

While pundits and bloggers continue their Clinton obsession, right wing strategists are targeting Governor Janet Napolitano for confirmation fun and games.

What You Don't Know About the U.S./Mexico Border Fence

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel B. Schwartzberg

Turns out the fence inexplicably cuts through the middle of some properties, while leaving others untouched. Many question if it can keep people from sneaking in at all.

Symbolic Politics and U.S. Border Enforcement

Angela Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Kelley

When Chertoff testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, he failed to consider that undocumented immigration naturally decreases when the U.S. economy is in recession.