The dangerous divide: peril and promise on the US-Mexico border

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How do we balance border security and America's need for a vital workforce while continuing to provide access to the American dream? Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States has steadily ramped up security along the U.S.-Mexico border, transforming America's legendary Southwest into a frontier of fear. Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt roams this fabled region from Tucson, Arizona, to El Paso, Texas, meeting with migrants, border security advocates, and communities ravaged by cross-border crime. Eichstaedt finds that despite tens of thousands of border agents and the expenditure of billions of dollars, an estimated one million Mexicans and Central Americans continue to cross the border each year, filling jobs that have become the underpinnings of the U.S. economy. Rather than building more and better barricades, Eichstaedt argues that the U.S. must reform its immigration and drug laws and acknowledge that costly, counterproductive, and antiquated policies have created deadly circumstances on both sides of the border. Recognizing the truth of America's long and tortured relations with Mexico must be followed by legitimizing the contributions made by migrants to the American way of life.

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subject_facet Border security
Border security -- Mexican-American Border Region
Crime
Crime -- Mexican-American Border Region
Electronic books
Emigration & Immigration
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Illegal aliens
Illegal aliens -- United States
Mexican-American Border Region
Mexico
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology
United States
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
title_display The dangerous divide peril and promise on the US-Mexico border
title_full The dangerous divide : peril and promise on the US-Mexico border / Peter Eichstaedt
The dangerous divide : peril and promise on the US-Mexico border [electronic resource] / Peter Eichstaedt
The dangerous divide peril and promise on the US-Mexico border / / Peter Eichstaedt
title_short The dangerous divide
title_sub peril and promise on the US-Mexico border
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Crime
Criminology
Electronic books
Emigration & Immigration
Emigration and immigration
Government policy
Illegal aliens
Mexico
SOCIAL SCIENCE