Borderlands

Dispatches from the Borderlands: The Devil in the Details

In order to understand and contextualize the current moment we must look back at the process through which immigration status changed from a civil issue to a criminal one. Though we will begin this...

Dispatches from the Borderlands: Blurred Lines Between State and Cartel

It is difficult to summarize all of the things which have occurred the last few months. It is now monsoon and the rains have come to the desert to wash away some of the...

Dispatches from the Borderlands: The Lies Ahead

We've entered into a new year. Forget all your resolutions, besides the resolution to make it to next year. This will be a year of sheer survival. For the moment DACA is safe, a federal...

Farewell from the Borderlands

The verdict in the murder trial of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez who was shot by Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz in 2012 is due any day now. The jury was sent back into...