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A trip back in time
Rural Mexico is a remnant of a simpler time, despite the violence in the country.
Nov 2, 2012
The way it is for some people
Life on the other side of the border is hard, even for dentists.
Oct 14, 2010
Don’t be fooled: Our southern border is as porous as ever
The writer asks why we brag about effectively enforcing the border when illegal aliens just keep trying until they succeed
Sep 19, 2005
If Pedro needed help, I would have given it
The writer explores the shadow world of border-crossers in southern Arizona
Apr 4, 2005
Guts and grit will still get you to America
Jack McGarvey marvels at the ingenuity and recklessness of illegal immigrants
Sep 29, 2003
All our backs are a bit wet
Watching as an illegal immigrant is arrested near Rio Rico, Ariz., the author considers the risks that border-crossers must take, and remembers that his own great-great-great-grandfather was once an immigrant, too.
Oct 11, 1999
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