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U.S. Senators visit U.S.-Mexico border: Guess what they saw

Michael Dear, emeritus professor, city and regional planning | April 1, 2013

Four U.S. Senators came to visit the Arizona border. Hosted by John McCain, Republican of Arizona, they were members of the so-called ‘Gang of 8’ — a bipartisan group currently drafting proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. During their visit, the senators reportedly witnessed a migrant trying to scale the border wall before being apprehended by … Continue reading »

Kafka at the border

Michael Dear, emeritus professor, city and regional planning | March 18, 2013

A little-known paradox in debates on immigration reform is the ongoing fortification of the United States-Mexico border, which is occurring at the same time as the number of official ports of entry between the two countries is expanding. Not lost on residents on both sides of the border is the irony that the US is … Continue reading »