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Border Culture

U.S. Senators Visit U.S.-Mexico Border: Guess What They Saw

Michael Dear | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Dear

No matter what we call the shared space between Mexico and the U.S., cross-border communities are different from others in their nations. The U.S. must remember that the prosperity of both countries depends on the well-being of our borderland "third nation."

Why Walls Won't Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide (EXCERPT)

Michael Dear | Posted 05.19.2013 | Books
Michael Dear

There are no magic words to solve the problems of immigration in the US or drug-related violence in Mexico. Instead, I offer one incontrovertible conclusion regarding the borderlands: the Wall will not work. Here's why.