Unbeknownst to the Border
Patrol agents, one of their bullets had struck the smuggler in the buttocks.
CAUSE AND EFFECT: Why do many people risk their lives to illegally cross the Mexican border
into the U.
In the border
zone, agricultural workers are exposed to pesticides such as paraquat, atrazine, and 2,4-D through cultivation of apples, nuts, cotton, wheat, and other crops.
While mainstream media outlets and local public officials portray these groups as fringe elements, vigilantes and Border
Patrol agents occupy essentially the same piece of a violent border
The FAST program is a step in the right direction, but there's still a need for border
infrastructures implementation so that pre-cleared trucks can move quickly though dedicated lanes.
Through these anecdotes, Davidson details the enormous and epic migration in Mexico toward the border
, a migration propelled by demand for maquiladora laborers.
A study from the Center for Immigration Research reports that since 1993 nearly 1,200 people have died trying to cross the border
In similar stories full of telling descriptions and observations from a wide range of people, we enter the world of San Diego's Balboa Park boys, mostly homeless migrants from south of the border
who sniff glue and sell their bodies to wealthy San Diegans; of San Diegos Logan Heights Chicano gang, some of whose members ended up hired guns for the Arellano Felix brothers; of politics and immigrant smuggling rings.
On the border
, what passes for affordable housing is colonias," Homer says.
which represents an integrated effort to combat border