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  • In the orchards, questions about immigration reform

    In Yakima County, Wash., the California-based labor contractor Global Horizons is stirring up controversy among local Latino farmworkers by bringing in hundreds of guest workers from Thailand to pick fruit

  • Abandonment

    Small Mexican farming towns such as Francisco Villa in Sonora are emptied of their young men when the lack of good-paying local jobs sends them north of the border

  • 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.

  • Deadly crossing

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

  • One Nation, Under Fire

    The Sonoran Desert homeland of the Tohono O’odham Nation has become a nerve-wracking police state, caught in the crossfire between drug and immigrant smugglers and the U.S. Border Patrol.

  • Population’s Paul Revere?

    Frosty Wooldridge sees himself as a kind of Paul Revere, tirelessly warning the West about overpopulation – especially in the form of illegal immigrants.

  • Failed State

    Failed State

    Photojournalist Julian Cardona on living and working in Mexico's war zone.

  • Charles Bowden on The War Next Door

    Charles Bowden on The War Next Door

    On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.

  • Brushed aside

    Brushed aside

    On Washington's Olympic Peninsula, the once-lucrative floral greens industry is floundering as its immigrant workers face deportation.

  • 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.

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