INTRODUCTION

In El Paso, Texas, the largest port of entry from Mexico into the United States, transition is a way of life. Every day, people line up on the arched bridges spanning the Rio Grande, coming by car, bike, or on foot to the United States to shop, study, or work. Looking across the border from the Univ...

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Published in: Transiciones p. 1
Main Author: TODD RUECKER
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Utah State University Press 02-15-2015
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Summary: In El Paso, Texas, the largest port of entry from Mexico into the United States, transition is a way of life. Every day, people line up on the arched bridges spanning the Rio Grande, coming by car, bike, or on foot to the United States to shop, study, or work. Looking across the border from the University where part of this study took place, one sees hillsides of dilapidated houses, many home to workers atmaquilidoras—factories run by US corporations in Mexico to take advantage of lower production costs. At the time of this study, drug violence rates in
ISBN: 9780874219753
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