Articles by: William deBuys

United States border fence, US/Mexico border, east of Nogales, Arizona, USA, viewed from US side

 The Humanitarian and Environmental Disaster of Trump’s Border Wall

A new Wild West has taken root not far from Tombstone, Arizona, known to many for its faux-historical reenactments of the old West. We’re talking about a long, skinny territory — a geographic gerrymander — that stretches east across New Mexico and down the Texan Rio Grande to the Gulf of Mexico. It also runs west across hundreds of miles[Read More…]

by January 17, 2020 World
12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess

12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess

  Borders are cruel. I know this because I’ve been studying the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 40 years. It features prominently in two of my books, written in different decades. It keeps pulling me back. Every time I cross that border, I say to myself that this is no big deal — I’m used to it. And every time, I feel that[Read More…]

by March 25, 2019 World