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Border postmortem: What dead migrants tell us Examinations of dead border crossers reveal sad lives, deformities Check out this story on CurrentArgus.com: http://usat.ly/1T2q1Kb Abigail Arredondo of the Border Network for Human Rights works to remove a memorial cross from the fence which runs along the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008 in El Paso, Texas. She and companions were taking down the crosses which had been placed on the fence last week as part of a Day of the Dead tribute for migrants who have died crossing the border. Comment?
Imagine for a moment that President Donald Trump, or whoever assumes the nation's highest office in January 2017, executes the border policy he is now advocating: sealing the border with an impregnable wall and making Mexico pay for it by taxing or confiscating the $20 billion in remittances Mexican expatriates send south every year, increasing visa and border crossing fees, and imposing new tariffs on Mexican imports. The ensuing trade war would have ugly consequences for both countries, with New Mexico and the other border states taking a disproportionate share of the pain on this side of the line. Comment?
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