Strike That, Reverse It

NPR on the illegal border crossings that are routine in rural West Texas. The twist? The people crossing the border are Americans. “Along one rugged stretch of the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens routinely cross the border into the United States illegally. A shortage of basic services in rural Texas, such as health care, means U.S. citizens rely on Mexican services and rarely pass through an official port of entry on return.”

+ “The first time, she was raped. The second, she nearly drowned. In order to live in the United States legally, she had to leave her family and attempt to cross the border once more.” Darcy Courteau in The Atlantic: Mireya’s Third Crossing.

+ WaPo: I gave water to migrants crossing the Arizona desert. They charged me with a felony.

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