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Lawyers Working In The Borderlands

“Surprisingly, the boundary that truly came to matter….was not the U.S.-Mexico borderline itself, but rather the divide of race and nationality within the county lines on the American side alone. Residents had far more difficulty crossing the latter than the former....

Frontier Sensibilities – An open wound

"The US Mexican border es una herida abierta where the third world grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms, hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country- a border culture." -Gloria Anzaldúa Una herida abierta… an...

Frontier Sensibilities and Difficult Times-Part I

From the outset entering these Borderlands meant encountering the perils of hostile confrontations to settle the question of who would remain to occupy these lands. The arrival of the Fort, military force, and law in time determined the outcome and created new...

The Borderlands

The Borderlands.  It is where we started and where we still are today. The Borderlands are the geographic, economic, cultural, and ideological spaces where individuals meet and something new is forged. These encounters were not and are not always kind, civil, or even...