While the agreement is being celebrated as a victory by the Mexican government, it may come at the expense of those seeking refuge in the U.S.
Tens of thousands of people belonging to U.S. Native tribes live in the Mexican states and routinely cross the border to participate in cultural events.
Protesters hold signs as they block Sansome Street during a demonstration outside of the San Francisco office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on June 19th, 2018, in San Francisco, California.
Efforts by the Border Patrol to push migrants away from easy-to-cross, hard-to-police urban corridors and into barren, isolated terrain is contributing to migrant fatalities.
It would be astronomically expensive, environmentally destructive, and comically ineffective.
Denis Villeneuve’s movie gets much right about the borderlands but crosses the line into exaggeration. A veteran border correspondent compares the film’s underworld to the one he knows.