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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.

  • Garbage grows well on the border

    Garbage grows well on the border

    The many thousands of illegal immigrants who pass through Arizona border towns are leaving tons of litter in their wake.

  • Borders and saints

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

  • Crossing the border gets deadlier

    Crossing the border gets deadlier

    Fewer people are trying to cross the Southwest border, but a higher percentage are dying

  • Healing the border with words

    Award-winning author Denise Chavez created the Border Book Festival, and founded a Cultural Center in Mesilla, N.M., to help heal the cultural wounds of the U.S.-Mexico border

  • 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

  • Bearing witness on the border

    Eodus/Exodo uses the words of Charles Bowden and the photographs of Julian Cardona to tell the heartbreaking story of the modern-day border region.

  • The way it is for some people

    The way it is for some people

    Life on the other side of the border is hard, even for dentists.

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