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  • 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.

  • Shadow Wolves track down smugglers on the Arizona-Mexico border

    Shadow Wolves track down smugglers on the Arizona-Mexico border

    An elite team of Native American customs agents, the Shadow Wolves use their tracking skills to find drug smugglers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • 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.

  • Apprehension

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officer John Schaefer is one of only two officers patrolling the 860,000 acres of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a thoroughfare for illegal immigrants and armed drug smugglers

  • Perseverance

    Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation

  • The Immigrant's Trail

    This special issue of High Country News takes an on-the-ground look at the human landscape of illegal immigration in the West

  • The wall along our southern border is a joke

    The wall along our southern border is a joke

    Not only is the border fence a failure at its job; it’s also proving an environmental disaster.

  • A pilgrim with a battered Nikon

    Albuquerque photojournalist Jaelyn deMaria has devoted the last few years to documenting the pilgrims who come to the shrine of Monte Cristo Rey on the United States-Mexico border near El Paso.

  • Deadly crossing

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

  • Two weeks in the West

    Health insurance – and the lack of it – in the West; Larry Craig, Burning Man, and parts of Montana go up in flames; Wyoming booms and house prices are up, but the kids are still leaving in droves; new Border Patrol duds debut.

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