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What would locals like others know about the Mexico/USA Borderlands? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:

What the growing number of Mexican migrant encounters at the border tells us
Supreme Court rules Biden administration can end “remain in Mexico” policy, sending case back to a Texas court
Texas migrant deaths: Mexico blames poverty and US border crisis – BBC
The Biden administration is ending a controversial border policy
Scoop: Ukrainians flock to U.S.-Mexico border
Border Report: A Renewed Push for Cross-Border Transit – Voice of San Diego
Threats from QAnon conspiracists have forced a butterfly sanctuary in the Rio Grande Valley to close
What Would a Binational Course Teach Our Students?  – Sandra Dibble / Voice of San Diego @sandradibble
Disgruntled neighbors and dwindling shorebirds jeopardize SpaceX expansion – NBC News
Biden administration to restart ‘Remain in Mexico’ program under court order
What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 7 charts – Pew Research Center
Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, Journalism Is an Act of Resistance – Texas Observer
The Birth of Borderland Folklore – Ricardo Romo
Why 15,000 Migrants Ended Up in One Spot on the U.S.-Mexico Border
US extends travel restrictions at Mexican and Canadian land borders as it makes plans to allow fully vaccinated foreign visitors to fly to America
Reporter notebook: Trek up Otay Mountain reveals risks border crossers take – San Diego Union Tribune
Texas Archbishop Says Small Border Crossing Is Facing ‘A Humanitarian Crisis’
Gov. Greg Abbott backpedals on pledge to shut down border crossings and blames Biden administration for confusion
Green infrastructure investments the focus of border forum
Why Kamala Harris’ border visit to El Paso is key to understanding migration problems – El Paso Times
Kamala Harris Visits Border, Says Focus Has To Be On “Root Causes” Of Migration
Kamala Harris is set to visit the border – Politico
Solving The Border Crisis Is Not As Easy As Rolling Back Trump’s Policies
Washington Journal: John Hostettler Discusses Immigration Policy and Situation at U.S.-Mexico Border
Environmental, Rights Groups Call On Biden To Repair Border Wall Damage, Take Sections Down – Fronteras
Biden budget ignores borderlands restoration
Mark Kelly bucks Biden on the border
In photos: Life along the U.S.-Mexico border
Biden to nominate progressive Tucson police chief to lead border agency
Coyotes reveal their secrets on how they cross the U.S.-Mexico border
Perspective: The U.S. shut the border. We made our binational relationship work. – El Paso Times @laurenvillagran
9 questions about the humanitarian crisis on the border, answered – Vox
Border crisis not as bad as 2019… for now – Axios
‘The crisis is in Washington’: Overwhelmed border officials urge D.C. to act – Politico
Does Biden really face a “crisis” at the border? – Planet America
Border crisis threatens Biden’s political momentum
The growing number of children in custody on the US-Mexico border, explained
Trump’s parting gift: Border rage – Axios
Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020 – Guardian
Thousands of unaccompanied minors arrive at US-Mexico border as Border Patrol grapples with COVID-19 deaths
Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus
Forget Trump’s Border Wall. Let’s Build F.D.R.’s International Park.
US-Canada, Mexico border restrictions extended to at least September
US borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to nonessential travel for additional month – The Hill
Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – Border Report
Parks at Our Nation’s Bordershttps://twitter.com/DesertHikerGal

Bridging Cultures: Reflections on the Heritage Identity of the Texas-Mexico Borderlands
c-span.org – Harriett Romo and William Dupont discussed the historical and cultural heritage of the Texas-Mexico borderlands. The San Antonio Book Festival hosted this event.
36:00 Q&A: Question about the editors

Book Festival (May)


World Design Capital 2024

World Design Capital Shortlist Visit 10/3-10/5: Recap (English)
Home is where life takes root

Fact Checking
Does Border Wall Construction Threaten Native American Burial Sites? – Snopes

Seventh Annual Building a Competitive U.S.- Mexico Border (2021)

2021 Re-Border Conference

Border Report

Binational Friendship Garden
Binational Friendship Garden (Archived)
U.S. side of a binational garden at Mexico border bulldozed – Los Angeles Times

Cuenca Los Ojos
Southwestern Mission Research CenterFacebook

Sierra Club

Sky Islands

Molly Molloy

Indigenous Peoples and Borderlands
Google Drive

Cross Border Xpress

Border Patrol

Border 2020 / Frontera 2020

Crossing the Border

Border Wait Times

Rio Grande
Rio Grande/ Rio Bravo Basin Coalition
Biology of the Rio Grande Border Region: A Bibliography
Directory of Federal Natural Resources Research in the Rio Grande Border Region
Rio Grande Institute
Lower Rio Grande Ecosystem Initiative (USGS)

Our Future
Border Program – Texas General Land Office
Border Energy Forum – Texas General Land Office (2010)
Eagle Pass, Texas Chamber of Commerce
Center for Texas-Mexico Applied Research
Mexican Consulate in Laredo
borderzine.com – @borderzine – https://www.facebook.com/borderzine

El Heraldo de Chihuahua
Chihuahua: Centro de Informacion Economica y Social
Centro de Estudios del Medio Ambiente – Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez

California Coast and Ocean
San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Earth Times
Pro Esteros
California Environmental Resource Evaluation System (CERES)
California Missions Scholars
San Diego-Baja California Communications Council

Arizona / Sonora
Sonoran Desert
Arizona Central
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
Arizona State Land Department
Arizona’s Office of Arid Lands Studies
Border News – Arizona Central

1986 La Paz Agreement (PDF)
US EPA – Border Program
International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)
BECC/COCEF – Wikipedia
North American Development Bank
United States – National Parks Service

Andanzas al Web Latino – Molly Molloy (Archived)
Immigration Issues – Daniel Hernandez Joseph (Archived)
Archaeology Southwest
Desert Fishes CouncilFacebookYouTube
Border Environmental Education Resource Guide (Archived)

High Country News
Native Seeds


Mexican American War
Mexican-American War – CSPAN

Border Crossings

Brownsville Calexico Columbus Del Rio Douglas Eagle PassEl Paso Fabens Fort Hancock Hidalgo\Pharr Laredo Lukeville NacoNogales Otay Mesa Presidio Progreso Rio Grande City Roma San LuisSan Ysidro Santa Teresa Tecate
Northern Gulf of Mexico
DSC02097 Border Fences

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Elephant Tree (Bursera microphylla)
Gadsden Purchase



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