How eminent domain laws are bypassed to take land with little compensation, particularly for landowners who aren’t wealthy enough to hire lawyers.
Perspectives of the sheriff from Nogales county, including this amusing recollection That wall. “That magical panacea — that silver bullet,” said Estrada, chuckling. He recalled how, back in the ’90s, a new kind of latticed steel border wall was erected … Continue reading →
Several stories this week about a large surge of migrants at least as a daily total. For a single day, the number of apprehensions is higher than it has been any other single day in past decade. The total for … Continue reading →
Two perspectives from border town of Del Rio. Both point out that the border is often mis-represented as a dangerous place. Also point out advantages of the local community. Perspectives on immigration are more nuanced, though not necessarily in favor … Continue reading →
Constructing a border wall through middle of downtown Laredo is not popular as articles like the following have made clear. It now turns out some in Laredo are suggesting a potential alternative that might fund some long-desired urban development, including … Continue reading →
What happens to some of that concertina wire strung along the border? Apparently in Tijuana some gets stolen – up to 15 people charged so far.
A few highlights stand out from this summary by the BBC: Not much wall has been built. Over-hyped and under-delivered Interesting seasonality to apprehensions, particularly in the past 2017 and 2018 apprehensions not really much different from recent past and … Continue reading →
Douglas is another of these interdependent communities along the border. While there are some differences of opinion, also strong concerns about a border wall separating these communities.
In places, the wall forms a canvas where art can be created. A few examples include this instance near Tecate Also have this exhibition on the Mexican side of the wall Also some examples like this protest art Curiously, some … Continue reading →
A further description of the process being used to bring migrants, particularly asylum seekers to these remote parts of the border. Original story in the Washington Post This adds to previous accounts of large groups in places like Antelope Wells … Continue reading →