U.S. - Mexican Border

Can stories help us understand the realities of migration?
Can stories help us understand the realities of migration?
In her new novel, Valeria Luiselli explores the possibilities and limits of writing about the border crisis.
Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance
Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance
How Arivaca, Arizona, became a magnet for anti-immigrant activists – and what locals did next.
Police-state tactics at the U.S.-Mexico border
Police-state tactics at the U.S.-Mexico border
The real crisis at the border is of Trump’s own making.
Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border
Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border
Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists.
Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Fall counts show a 99 percent decline in the butterfly population since the ‘80s.
The education crisis for children of deported parents
The education crisis for children of deported parents
In Tijuana, an upstart model tries to address the challenges of educating U.S. kids who relocated to keep their families together.
Border security will always be elusive
Border security will always be elusive
The Borderlands have long been governed by impermanent and shifting policies.
The stories that defined the West in 2018
The stories that defined the West in 2018
The year in essays, analysis and investigations from across the Western U.S.
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Looking for love in all the wrong places
A quest for connection unites a new collection of Western stories.
Photos: the Borderlands free from stereotypes
Photos: the Borderlands free from stereotypes
Experience the banalities, triumphs and fragility of life on the U.S. - Mexican border.
Two countries, one border and their shared pollution
Two countries, one border and their shared pollution
Communities in South San Diego sue over sewage spills.
As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate
As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate
The Trump administration is ignoring a big question: How do you secure a border below ground?
After the midterms, Trump narrows asylum protections
After the midterms, Trump narrows asylum protections
Attention drawn to the southern border could bring lasting changes to immigration policy.
Migrants’ endless walk north
Migrants’ endless walk north
Despite punitive policies, the myth of the American dream leads people to caravan to the U.S.
La eterna caminata de los migrantes hacia el norte
La eterna caminata de los migrantes hacia el norte
El mito del sueño americano lleva a muchos en caravana hacia EE. UU. a pesar de sus políticas punitivas.
Federal politics unite unlikely coalitions at the border
Federal politics unite unlikely coalitions at the border
Environmental and social justice activists challenge President Donald Trump together.
Laughter to cope with daily tragedies at the border
Laughter to cope with daily tragedies at the border
Luis Alberto Urrea’s new novel reflects on the family relationships that challenge and transcend the U.S.-Mexico border.
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.
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