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  • 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.

  • Borders and saints

    Latino writer Luis Alberto Urrea talks about the border and remembers the women in his family who inspired him.

  • Pulp friction

    Philip Caputo's seventh novel, Crossers, amounts to little more than the literary equivalent of a popcorn flick.

  • Southwestern farmers, lawmakers seek solutions to worker shortages

    The Western Growers Association says its farmers need another 20,000 workers to harvest this winter’s crop, and President Bush endorses the idea of a guest-worker program to make it easier for migrant workers in the U.S.

  • The persistence of a golden time in the West

    The persistence of a golden time in the West

    Seventy years after the publication of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, migrant workers still roam the West, eking out a tough living in its orchards and farm fields.

  • Bordering on injustice

    Bordering on injustice

    Jimmy Santiago Baca's novel A Glass of Water compassionately describes the lives of Mexican immigrants.

  • Travels in a sublime wasteland

    In Sunshot: Peril and Wonder in the Grand Desierto, writer Bill Broyles and photographer Michael Berman explore the gritty desert on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands

  • Border Patrol Whack-a-Mole

    The United States needs genuine immigration reform instead of the politically motivated shouting match that has taken the place of reasonable debate.

  • A hard-fought immigration victory

    Valentina Kabinov's family, Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union, fought for years to stay in the U.S.

  • Racetrack

    Arizona’s Proposition 200 would prevent noncitizens from voting, among other things; Utah’s Initiative 1 would spend money on open space and preservation; Ralph Nader will be on New Mexico’s ballot

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