Life on the Mexican-American Border
Shortly after 9/11, the border region between Mexico and the United States became infiltrated with a strong military presence. Bi-national families who were once free to move back and forth, became immobilized. People’s lives and livelihoods were greatly affected. For this project, I accompanied two economists on a one-month journey traveling in and out of every border crossing from San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico. Each border town/crossing was unique and our experience of talking to folks along the way helped us explore what life was like on the border during this time.