The Mexican/United States border region presents a study in contrast and ambivalence in both countries as well as between them. The border marks the collision of international boundaries--the beginning and end of nations as well as a merger of them. It composes a binational corridor and channel where currents of free trade, family ties, migration, cultural exchange, illegal firearms, and drug trafficking boil most actively in tandem. Cross-border perspectives and organizations that promote and share a sense of regional identity are, therefore, increasingly essential to a satisfactory working relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Alan D. Bersin,
Threshold Order: Bilateral Law Enforcement and Regional Public Safety on the U.S./Mexico border,
San Diego L. Rev.
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