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U.S.-Mexico Border
A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives by the 18-foot (five-metre) high rusty steel barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border at sunset in Brownsville, Texas September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

More Mexican Immigrants Are Returning to Mexico Than Coming to the U.S.

If you listen to Donald Trump and his legions of supporters—a task you undertake at your own peril—you will inevitably hear about hordes of invading Mexicans arriving in the United States daily, and the border wall the billionaire presidential candidate has proposed to keep them out.

May 15, 2016

Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Anti-Foreigner Plan Is Already Working

Turns out we may not need to defile the Constitution to keep foreigners out of the country.

May 4, 2016
Trump border wall

Why The GOP’s Fence Fantasy Is A Farce

A proper wall, we’re told, makes good neighbors. But an 18-foot high, 2,000-mile-long wall goes way beyond proper, and it both antagonizes your neighbor and screams out your own pitiful fear and weakness.

January 13, 2016

Trump Wises Up, Abandons His Improbably Large Wall

We congratulate Trump for recognizing that he cannot negotiate with the faceless realities of construction, and for scaling back his proposed wall appropriately.

October 30, 2015

Water ‘Angels’ Save Migrants On U.S. Border

By Sara Puig Jacumba (United States) (AFP) — Every year, would-be immigrants steal across the U.S.-Mexican border — and over the years, thousands have died in the baking, snake-infested desert on either side. A group of activists is now working to keep the desperate migrants alive. The so-called “Border Angels” hide bottles of water in […]

September 12, 2014
Private prisons, deportations

Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young woman working as a legal assistant at an Atlanta law firm. She’s also a symbol of a sharp dispute between President Obama and a group of his now-wavering allies — Latino voters who detest his deportation policy. Colotl, whose parents brought her to the […]

April 19, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches From The Front Lines Of Homeland Security’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller. Miller has been researching immigration and border issues for the past 15 years and denounces the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. In Border Patrol Nation, Miller sheds light on the reality of border wars with interviews and on-the-ground research […]

March 22, 2014