Audio/Slide show: Life along 'La Linea'
A portrait of the complexities of life along the U.S.-Mexico border, which is at the forefront of a growing debate over U.S. immigration and border security reform proposals.
washingtonpost.com . . .
Video: War without borders
Everyday Americans help finance both sides of the Mexican drug war through illegal drug use and weapon smuggling.
nytimes.com . . .
Fact Box: Immigration from Mexico
Almost one million legal immigrants come to the United States every year. The southern parts of the USA in particular receive many immigrants, mainly from Mexico. Hispanics (Spanish-speaking people from Latin America) are now the largest minority group in the USA, and the Spanish language is becoming more and more important. In the year 2050 only 50 percent of Americans will be white and about 25 percent Hispanic.
Echoes of Ellis Island
Ellis Island was opened in 1882 and closed down in 1954. By then, more than 20 million immigrants had been processed on the island (Copyright: Scanpix)
Echoes of Ellis Island [05:56]
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'Melting Pot' America (BBC)
US Illegal Immigrants (BBC)
What Happens to the American Dream in a Recession? (The New York Times)