30 September 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Of the Deported and Departed – Lessons from the #BringThemHome Campaign

Two whole months after self-deporting to Mexico, walking up to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a humanitarian parole and asylum application to come back to the United States and spending 17 days at the Eloy Detention Center in remote Arizona, I still remain in awe of the Bring Them Home action organized by […]

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27 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Book Review – Beyond Walls: Reinventing the Canada-United States Borderlands

I just finished a book review for the Journal of Landscape Research. The book is aptly titled ‘Beyond Walls: Reinventing the Canada-United States Borderlands‘ because the entire book is a complete reinvention, devoid of much historical understanding or exploration of how the Canada-U.S. border is so ‘benign.’ Of course, I was nicer in my book […]

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21 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Border No Boundary for Some Students

Students from a school in the Roma Independent School District cross the Miquel Aleman Bridge from Mexico into the United States. The Monitor photos by Gabe Hernandez A student walks across the Miguel Aleman Bridge from Mexico to the United States with her guardian to attend a school in the Roma Independent School District. A […]

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21 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Step Backwards – USCIS closes offices in Tijuana

On one hand, the ICE and concerned Americans are pressing for a crackdown on “illegal immigration” and on the other hand, USCIS is making legal migration from Mexico much tougher by permanently closing offices in Tijuana. Obviously, this move is contradictory to resolving the problem of “illegal immigration” into the United States. The Sun reports: […]

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