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Run For the Border – Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Steven W. Bender


Run for the Border offers a framework for a truly comprehensive border policy informed by the history of the last 150 yearsof border crossings in both directions. Although Congress has debated so-called comprehensive immigration reform proposals for years, those proposals emphasize border security to prevent crossings by stereotypically menacing Mexicans headed north. The United States tends to approach reform unilaterally without engaging Mexico and other feeder countries to examine the economic factors that lure immigrants across a border separating a rich country from a poor one. This study ... More

Keywords: border policy, U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants, immigration reform, Mexico

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814789520
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven W. Bender, author
Seattle University School of Law