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  • A silent victim of illegal immigration is our public lands

    The writer says we fail to count the costs of illegal border crossers to our public lands

  • 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

  • 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

  • Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940

    Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940

    Sandi Fox pairs full-page color images of quilts with historical narrative, excerpts from diaries, period photos and illustrations to shed light on the lives of early Californians.

  • British writer tackles border politics

    British author Bella Pollen’s new novel, Midnight Cactus, looks at Arizona’s border issues through the eyes of an upper-class English newcomer who has left her executive husband and sought refuge in a ghost town.

  • Contradiction

    Once in the U.S., immigrants find themselves in a land of contradictions, facing an uncertain welcome, sometimes even from other Latinos

  • Fencing off Mexico is an ecological blunder

    The writer calls the fence on our southern border an ecological nightmare

  • Field Day

    In some Western states, including Colorado, prison inmates are taking the place of immigrant farmworkers.

  • Finding hope in a new land

    Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America is the story of Rose Castillo Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley

  • Hope

    After 16 years of living in the shadows in Pasco, Wash., Wendy and Erendira Santana finally win legal residency

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