Professor makes case for U.S.-Mexico border without walls
March 19, 2013 | UC Berkeley News Center Press Release

“As the US reconsiders immigration policy reform – particularly between the United States and Mexico – the focus should be on immigration and integration instead of tougher border security. Mutual interdependence has always been a hallmark of cross-border lives. Residents regard parts of Mexico and the United States on the opposite sides of the line as their home. For them, the border is a connective membrane, not a line of demarcation. The new border fence splinters lives and scars landscapes, and threatens to undermine centuries-old traditions of cross-border cooperation and cohesion.”