Dispatch From The Border: Slamming The Door

Stiffer border security has put the livelihoods of many Mexicans at risk

Jose Guzman did the right thing. On a chilly night in the rock-and-sand wasteland of Canon de la Marrana on the Mexican border, he gave up an easy run into the U.S.--the border patrol wasn't in sight--to stay with a woman who had twisted her ankle as she took off north toward California. What really angers Guzman, as he waits for a Mexican rescue patrol to shuttle him to the nearest town, is having to make this illegal crossing in the first place. After working in a Los Angeles lumberyard for five years, he got stopped in a police check in...

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