NPR - The U.S.-Mexican Border: A Changing Frontier
The U.S.-Mexican Border: A Changing Frontier
The border emphasizes how much the U.S. and Mexico rely on each other, and, like siblings, it also illustrates the tension between them. As the U.S. builds new fences and heightens patrols, a drug war on the Mexican side has killed thousands of people this year alone. Meanwhile, trade across the border continues to grow.
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December 1, 2008 · The U.S.-Mexican borde r is in flux as economic, political and social changes reshape the relationship between the two countries. The U.S. side is fortified with new fences, while the Mexican side is full of dreamers and migrants lit with the adrenaline rush that comes just before attempting to cross to a new life.
December 1, 2008 · Controlling immigration at the border between Mexico and the U.S. is proving challenging as drug cartels, money, gang violence and politics clash with a potentially idyllic and green city just south of San Diego. Tijuana is suffering as a result of the violence, officials say.
December 2, 2008 · Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are deported to Mexico every year, but a majority of them are dropped just across the border in Tijuana or Nogales. Some who have lived their whole lives in America want to return to their families, lives and jobs in the United States.
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