Building Connections (Not More Walls) Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
15 May 2013
Ph: Michael Dear
As the immigration debate heats up in Washington, D.C., and around the country, various interest groups are lining up to make sure they get what they want from reform, whether it's more fences, protections for American workers, visas for qualified high-tech workers, or increased immigration quotas for specific nations. One important group has so far been overlooked during current debates on immigration reform -- the people who actually live along the U.S.-Mexico boundary line. For them, the border is a connecting tissue, not a divide. The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana understand this, which is why they are working together to realize a shared destiny for their 'twin cities.'