Borderlands

The penetrable wall; baffling thievery; unretiring outdoors
The penetrable wall; baffling thievery; unretiring outdoors
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Scott Warren reflects on the Borderlands
Scott Warren reflects on the Borderlands
After two years of federal prosecution the humanitarian aid worker was acquitted in November.
‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’
‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’
At a protest in Organ Pipe, border communities fight Trump’s wall.
Naming the Borderlands’ lost
Naming the Borderlands’ lost
In Arizona, a humanitarian crisis spurs researchers to find new ways of identifying migrant remains.
After reunion deadline, many families remain separated
After reunion deadline, many families remain separated
The chances of reuniting immigrant parents and children may dwindle with time.
New Mexico investigates immigration detention
New Mexico investigates immigration detention
Reports and testimony argue for stricter oversight of private facilities.
Trump’s ‘border crisis’ debunked, in 6 charts
Trump’s ‘border crisis’ debunked, in 6 charts
The number of apprehended migrants is at its lowest since 1970.
On the border, colonial violence goes unpunished
On the border, colonial violence goes unpunished
Tribal members positioned to help Border Patrol are getting run down by its agents.
Indigenous immigrants face unique challenges at the border
Indigenous immigrants face unique challenges at the border
Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up.
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
As asylum-seekers flee to the U.S., misguided immigration policies proliferate.
Borderlands wildlife doesn’t need the National Guard
Borderlands wildlife doesn’t need the National Guard
Protecting migratory corridors requires collaboration between neighboring nations.
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
What would it mean to sever life-sustaining links along the U.S.-Mexico border?
Along the border, 500 miles of desert species
Along the border, 500 miles of desert species
As Trump’s wall lurches forward, ‘BioBlitz’ records the Borderlands’ biodiversity.
The desert, divided
The desert, divided
The Borderlands thrive on connections. What would it mean to sever them?
How the U.S.-Mexico border has split the Tohono O’odham
How the U.S.-Mexico border has split the Tohono O’odham
When it comes to the ‘wall,’ the Nation is divided.
Policies affect people, we affect policies
Policies affect people, we affect policies
President Donald Trump’s reversals of decades of immigration policy bring families to the brink of exile.
How NAFTA built a bustling border city
How NAFTA built a bustling border city
In southern New Mexico, a dream of a bi-national community, not a concrete wall.
The border as a ‘weaponized’ landscape
The border as a ‘weaponized’ landscape
Border Patrol agent-turned-author Francisco Cantú examines his experiences.
In line at the Great Wall
In line at the Great Wall
In no-longer-so-imaginary future, parents and children are separated at the border.
In New Mexico, demographic shifts have helped job growth
In New Mexico, demographic shifts have helped job growth
An influx of immigrants is preventing economic stagnation in the Borderlands.
Legal or not, Trump’s wall is already being built
Legal or not, Trump’s wall is already being built
What you need to know about construction currently happening on the border.
The fight to save vaquitas from extinction
The fight to save vaquitas from extinction
Through a tangle of corruption and overfishing, a marine species hangs in the balance.
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
How ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ galvanized a movement among Arizona Latinos.
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