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  • Homeland Security gets to bypass environmental laws

    Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff is using the recently passed Real ID Act to bypass environmental, safety and labor laws in order to build a giant border fence south of San Diego

  • Hidden in plain sight: A review of The American Wall

    Hidden in plain sight: A review of The American Wall

    In the two massive volumes of The American Wall, French photographer Maurice Sherif works with anthropologists, activists and writers to explore the border fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico.

  • A frantic lion meets the border wall

    A frantic lion meets the border wall

    The U.S.-Mexico border wall does nothing to stop either drugs or illegal immigrants, but it sure can frustrate roaming wildlife, including mountain lions.

  • Deadly crossing

    July 2010 was the second-deadliest month ever for border-crossers in southern Arizona.

  • Security vs. sovereignty

    Security vs. sovereignty

    American Indians who use tribal I.D. cards face harassment when they try to cross the border between the U.S. and Canada.

  • 2,000 miles of controversy

    2,000 miles of controversy

    The new border wall may not be stopping all that many immigrants, but it's certainly having an impact on Southwestern wildlife.

  • The real Washington vampire story

    The real Washington vampire story

    Despite Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books, there are no vampires in Forks, Wash. – except for the Border Patrol and immigration agents who prey on the poorest workers in the area.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Who rewrote Park Service’s management policies?; judge permits building of U.S.-Mexico border fence; Superintendent David Hunsaker leaves Utah’s Escalante National Monument; judge says Forest Service blew his ruling out of proportion

  • Birders without borders

    Birders without borders

    In Jim Lynch's second novel, Border Songs, an eccentric, gawky birdwatcher works for the Border Patrol along the Canadian border.

  • No backup on the Northern border

    No backup on the Northern border

    Sheriff Donna Matoon and her 11 overworked deputies patrol Montana's Toole County and keep an eye on the Canadian border.

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