Tag Archives: U.S.-Mexico Border

Abstract: The Effects of 9/11 Attacks on US-Mexico Borders and Mexican Immigration

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed the landscape of global security. The “war on terrorism” became a major cornerstone in planning and conducting US foreign policy. Within a foreign policy framework, the United State’s immediate reaction to the attacks of “You are with us or against us” generated an international division on US response. The […]



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Bursting the Maquiladora Bubble with Human Rights

“They’re takin’ are jobs!” shout American xenophobes everywhere, fearing the invasion of cheap Mexican labor into the United States. Meanwhile, U.S. citizens are moving across the border in droves, whether as a daily commute or to establish residency, trying to get their slice of the lucrative pie that is the border region’s maquiladora industry. Maquiladoras […]



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Photography on the US Mexico Border

Peter Cirilli Frontera Abstract 5/14/15   Through this photo analysis, I looked at three different photographers who explored the U.S. Mexico Border through their own lens. When I think about the border I don’t see a beautiful place. I don’t see the landscape being that interesting and all I can see in my mind is […]



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Border Issues in the Films of Alex Rivera

Picture a world where the border between the United States and Mexico has been closed and heavily militarized. Now imagine how this would affect both the United States and Mexico economically. What would happen to Mexico without the ability to find work in America and where would businesses on the US side find cheap manual […]



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Journal Entries of a $50 Bill

“It had been years since he bought something for himself. The slow trudge, with bottle in hand, to the register was just as much a battle as spending the money. He worked hours upon hours for me. Every thread in my bill was screaming that he was better than this. As the clerk rang him […]



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