Mexican Border Wars: An Overview

Zoltán, Melanie Barton
September 2016
Points of View: Mexican Border Wars;9/30/2016, p1
The article presents an overview of the Mexican Border Wars. Issues along the U.S. and Mexican border including immigration, drug traffic, and national security are described. Vocabulary such as "Maquiladora," "Undocumented workers," and "Circular migration" are defined. Particular focus is given to the history of migration between Mexico and the U.S., increased border security concerns following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and increased violence connected with drug trafficking.


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