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The border is more region than a line. In this dazzling portrait of one of the least understood and most debated places, award-winning journalist Tyche Hendricks explores the forces that shape daily life for Mexicans and Americans in the borderlands. From a distance, the border looks like a line that divides us.
It's certainly a place where the U. In fact, though, the Many people there have lives on both sides -- they cross daily for work, school, family, shopping. Pollution and disease flow back and forth. A tremendous amount of trade and economic activity ties the United States and Mexico together.
And there's a shared history and culture. But with a stalled immigration policy and a raging drug war, it's the people who live in the borderlands who are bearing the brunt of the violence, the friction and the pressures of the recession. As a journalist, I traveled through the border region and gathered some remarkable stories -- from emergency rooms and factory floors, farm kitchens and jail cells.