Tag Archives: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Checkpoint Nation

Border Patrol agents are extending their reach deep into the country’s interior.

by Melissa del Bosque October 8, 2018  Laura Sandoval threaded her way through idling taxis and men selling bottles of water toward the entrance of the Cordo...Read More

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100 Ways to Draw a Line

The edge becomes the center at the Transborder Biennial 2018 in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

100 Ways to Draw a Line The edge becomes the center at the Transborder Biennial 2018 in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Nearly 80,000 people cross the border in the...Read More

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Problems plague the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge after federal and local governments invested millions in the project.

In February 2016, Texas’ newest and largest port of entry opened to great fanfare 35 miles east of El Paso. The brand-new, six-lane toll bridge between Guadal...Read More

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Homeland Insecurity

Want to run drugs, smuggle migrants and get away with it? Join America’s biggest law enforcement agency.

What good are more boots on the ground if the men and women wearing them also work for the cartels? What benefit is an 18-foot wall when criminals can bribe the...Read More

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Western Block: One Woman’s Quest for Citizenship

Refujia Roman-Chavez could be a U.S. citizen, but she can't prove it without the cooperation of the West Texas border agents who’ve repeatedly told her to return to Mexico.

Much as undocumented parents have struggled with a sometimes hostile Texas bureaucracy that hinders easy access to their American-born kids’ birth certificate...Read More

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Death on Sevenmile Road

The rush to militarize the U.S.-Mexico border has tragic consequences in Texas.

Beefing up border security means an increasingly military-style presence on the ground and in the air. The Observer investigates a surge that puts immigr...Read More

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