The suits are flashy, the dancing is mesmerizing and the enchiladas are hot. For members of this El Paso club, borderlands identity runs deep.
by Roberto José Andrade Franco November 12, 2018 It’s a Saturday morning at the edge of the state, close to where Texas, New Mexico and Mexico meet and blur...Read More
Activists and landowners called on Rio Grande Valley residents to resist construction of a wall and protect property rights and wildlife.
Around 100 people gathered across a highway from the Border Patrol station in McAllen Sunday to denounce a 6-mile stretch of border fence that the Trump adminis...Read More
Listen to reporter Melissa del Bosque and Harper's editor Rachel Poser discuss del Bosque's groundbreaking feature, “Checkpoint Nation.”
On October 8, the Texas Observer published a powerful look at what’s come to be known as the border zone — a buffer of about 100 miles that runs along a...Read More
As public attention shifts to a caravan of Central American migrants, many families remain locked up three months after being reunified. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is considering detaining future asylum-seekers indefinitely.
As public attention shifts to a caravan of Central American migrants, many families remain locked up three months after being reunified. Meanwhile, the Trump ad...Read More
A new petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights “highlights the reality of the U.S. working hand in glove with the Mexicans to completely shut down bridges.”
Elsa, a Guatemalan living in Southern Mexico, knew something was wrong. Her husband began traveling a lot without explanation, and physically abusing her and th...Read More
A rash of violent crimes by Border Patrol agents in the Laredo area is nothing new for the agency sometimes dubbed the "green monster."
On Monday, five weeks into her official tenure as chief of Border Patrol, Carla Provost traveled from Washington, D.C., to Laredo to discuss a confessed serial ...Read More
More people are displaced than ever before — nearly 69 million. The scale of that crisis is hard to grasp, but visitors to One to Another will see it in a new light.
Ours is an era of mass displacement. At no other point in history have so many people around the world been forced to leave home. The United Nations High Commis...Read More
The Voices From Both Sides festival commemorates the 2002 closure of the border crossing between Lajitas and its Mexican sister city, Paso Lajitas.
Jennifer Boomer In May, I traveled to Lajitas to document the sixth annual Voices From Both Sides festival (also called Fiesta Protesta). The daylong event comm...Read More