Business on the Texas-Mexico border
Marketplace’s Andy Uhler spent a week reporting about doing business on the Texas-Mexico border during a time of intense debate over U.S. immigration policy and the push by President Donald Trump to build a border wall.
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Mexico's got it all: warm beaches, margaritas, root canals
Lots of Texans drive to Mexico for vacation. Many go for a very different reason: dental work.
Border Life: The 'Cowboy Priest' takes a stand to protect chapel from wall
Roy Snipes and the local Catholic diocese are fighting new sections of border wall to protect a tiny, white chapel known as La Lomita.
Border life: A unique housing market in McAllen
Editor’s note: Marketplace’s Andy Uhler spent a week reporting about doing business on the Texas-Mexico border during a time of intense debate over U.S. immigration policy and the push by President Donald Trump to build a border wall. Below is the seventh entry from his reporter’s notebook. You can read the other entries here. In some ways, […]
Border life: An apartment in Mexico, a job in the U.S.
From Tijuana to Matamoros, people work in the U.S. for higher wages but live in Mexico for cheaper rent.
Border eco-tourism hit by Trump's emergency declaration
Ecology-based organizations at the border are scrambling after Trump’s emergency declaration over border security last week The National Butterfly Center had filed a restraining order to try to stave off any advances of a border wall, an order that’s essentially been lifted. Eco-tourism along the border is a multi-billion-dollar business. The border region surrounding Mission, […]
Border life: Butterflies vs. walls along the Rio Grande
A planned expansion of a border wall threatens a critical habitat in South Texas.
Border life: They're fighting a wall that would divide their land
Fred Cavazos and Rey Anzaldua say a planned expansion of a South Texas wall would hurt their livelihood and is disruptive to their family history.
Border life: A rancher's economic argument for a wall
“For us it’s more from an agriculture point of view. It’s not about politics.”
Border life: In "Los dos Laredos," blurred lines between U.S., Mexico
"We are so, like, one, that you can’t tell one city from the other."
Border life: The outlet mall in Laredo
Here on the Texas-Mexico border, most people don’t think about the boundary as much more than an inconvenient passport check.