Stranded at the Border

Tijuana-San Diego border deaths

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A recent New York Times article and video segment discusses the changes that are occurring near the U.S./Mexico border.  The once permeable border utilized by seasonal migrants has shifted into a militarized area saturated by violence and poverty.  While less people are taking the risk to cross, the Obama administration is deporting a record number to places like Tijuana.  Most deportees cannot afford to go back to their home towns and others that have families in the U.S. cannot afford the steep coyote price to cross again.  The result is a growing population that becomes stranded at the border and often falls prey to drug addiction or to the drug gangs that rule the border.

Mexican Immigrants Repeatedly Brave Risks to Resume Lives in United States – NYTimes.com.

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