Today in News That Isn’t Even Remotely Surprising…

building a border fence does not stop immigration into the United States. Who knew that throwing up a fence instead of actually dealing with the complexities of immigration would fail to provide an instant solution to the immigration issue?

…[UPDATE] Erik has more thoughts, including the fact that, beyond the human toll on immigrants and communities along the border, a border fence “is incredibly expensive to maintain and is at best an impediment to easy crossing. It’s also an environmental disaster.”

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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