San Diego Law Review


Alan D. Bersin

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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.

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