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A 278-year-old error over the N.C.–S.C. border is riling residentsnew

Unceremoniously marked 278 years ago with a stone here or a notch on a tree there, King George's boundaries leave a portion of Fred Berlinger's Polk County home in South Carolina.
INDY Week  |  Billy Ball  |  05-09-2013  |  Environment

Philip Caputo Uses the Border as His Inspiration in 'Crossers'new

When writer Philip Caputo first came to Patagonia in 1996, he wasn't looking for the Arizona-Mexico borderlands to become a canvas for his fiction. The borderlands have a way of taking whatever part of you is given over to creativity and setting it on fire. The result, 2 1/2 years in the making, is his latest novel, Crossers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  01-13-2010  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

'Bordertown' Depicts True Life and History on the Mexican Bordernew

With Bordertown, Gusky and Johnson intend to provide a historical and cultural narrative that seems to be missing from contemporary conflicts.
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  10-20-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Drug Trafficking and Crime Plague the Bordernew

The siege of the Chiricahuas can best be described as a low-level guerilla war, intermittent but always simmering, the scenes of trouble shifting regularly.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  09-12-2008  |  Immigration

A New Documentary Chronicles a Family's Everyday Life in a Mexican Border Townnew

While the emotional connection between the filmmaking couple and their subjects made Intimidad possible, it also created dilemmas. Redmon and Sabin struggled to find a balance between documenting intimacy and maintaining respect for their subjects' privacy.
The Texas Observer  |  Lydia Crafts  |  09-10-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Feds Want You to Think They're Controlling the Border. Think Againnew

Nothing on the border is what it seems, and the pedestrian fence is another illusion. If you ask most Americans about it, they'll say its intent is to stop people from crossing the border. It isn't. Even Border Patrol admits it only slows them down.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  06-19-2008  |  Immigration

Environmentalists Want a New Wilderness Area on the Bordernew

But opponents say the plan has potentially profound implications for the country. They charge that it will create a ready-made pathway into the United States, a straight shot for drug smugglers and illegal aliens beginning at the Mexican border and running north about 30 miles,
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  05-01-2008  |  Immigration

Are Immigrant-Rights Activists Back in the Crosshairs of Federal Agents?new

A volunteer with the Samaritans immigrant-aid group, Kathryn Ferguson, finds herself in federal court after being handcuffed and cited by a Bureau of Land Management agent in the tough hills along the border. That January encounter was followed by at least two more run-ins with BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service agents a few weeks later.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  04-24-2008  |  Immigration

Homeland Security's Actions May Help in Stalling the Border Wallnew

How Michael Chertoff's "mega-waiver" could awaken the Supreme Court, revive humane legislation, and create a kinder, gentler border.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  04-16-2008  |  Immigration

Trouble Ahead on the Border?new

Push to beef up border security leaves agents poorly trained, critics say.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Megan Burks  |  04-02-2008  |  Immigration

Susie's Letter to Mexiconew

A family is tired of witnessing the suffering of immigrants abandoned by their own government.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  11-11-2005  |  Immigration

Operation Nowherenew

What if you threw a border patrol operation and no one came? An on-the-scene report from The Minutemen patrol in New Mexico.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Nathan Dinsdale  |  10-31-2005  |  Immigration

Cell Service as Salvation?new

Border-rescue groups say desert cell phone towers could save lives.
Tucson Weekly  |  Alexis Blue  |  10-06-2005  |  Immigration

Count Them In

Growing numbers of Mexican immigrants are in the US illegally -- but their money is legit.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dan Frosch  |  08-24-2005  |  Immigration

Improper Proposalnew

The Real ID Act would gut border environmental laws.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  05-05-2005  |  Environment

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