The United States has built a huge fence to keep Mexican immigrants out. It has cost billions, split communities – but does it work?
By Chris McGreal, The Guardian (UK)
February 20, 2011
Charlie Bruce was a Texas police chief of the old school. In more than four decades on the force he gave homegrown criminals good reason to steer clear of Del Rio, his small town on the United States's southern border, but held no grudge against the steady flow of Mexicans across the frontier in search of opportunity. He admired them for their hard work and the chances they took to better themselves. Besides, some of them built his house. [...]
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