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The Border Is All Around Us, and It’s Growing - The New York Times
For much of the United States’ history, national frontiers were fluid, expanding through territorial conquest and purchases. But at the start of the 20th century, as Arizona and New Mexico approached statehood and the country’s continental borders became stable, so did the desire to secure them and police them — first through congressional acts that prohibited immigration from certain countries and later through the building of fences and walls.
unitedstates  mexico  border  borders  immigration  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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