The Dangerous Divide: Peril and Promise on the US-Mexico by Peter Eichstaedt

By Peter Eichstaedt

How will we stability border safeguard and America's desire for an essential group whereas carrying on with to supply entry to the yank dream? because the assaults of 9-11, the USA has progressively ramped up protection alongside the U.S.-Mexico border, remodeling America's mythical Southwest right into a frontier of worry. Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt roams this fabled sector from Tucson, Arizona, to El Paso, Texas, assembly with migrants, border safety advocates, and groups ravaged via cross-border crime. He rides with the border patrol and divulges the tragic state of affairs that has advanced alongside the border. Eichstaedt reveals that regardless of tens of hundreds of thousands of border brokers and the expenditure of billions of bucks, an envisioned a million Mexicans and vital american citizens proceed to pass the border every year. those migrants fill jobs that experience develop into the underpinnings of the U.S. economic system. instead of development extra and higher barricades, Eichstaedt argues that the us needs to reform its immigration and drug legislation and recognize that expensive, counterproductive, and antiquated rules have created lethal conditions on each side of the border. spotting the reality of America's lengthy and tortured relatives with Mexico has to be by means of legitimizing the contributions made through migrants to the yank lifestyle.

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14 That Oprah episode in turn inspired the publication of Rainbow Party, a 2005 novel aimed at young adults. After hearing about rainbow parties on Oprah, an editor at a publishing house arranged for an author to write the book. It featured several junior high school students trying to decide whether they should attend a rainbow party; the female character who wants to host the party says she learned about them from a TV talk show. 15 How Legends Spread >> 29 Fig. 1. 1 tracks the spread of comments about rainbow parties; the lower line shows comments in traditional media, including books, television programs, and newspaper and magazine articles; the upper line includes all comments, that is, those in traditional media plus various web-based comments.

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