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Texas Matters: The Border In The Time Of Terror

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

  The terrorist attacks on 9-11 dramatically changed the U.S. Mexico border. The border was hardened and crossing became a burdensome process. There are concerns that with this latest wave of international terror attacks that the border will again undergo a metamorphosis that will make travel more difficult and further cut off the cross cultural flow across the Rio Grande. Already there are calls from politicians for more security – a bigger wall – and a stronger military style presence to protect America. For years Dallas Morning News Reporter Alfredo Corchado has watched the hardening of the border. He has been widely recognized as one of the best reporters covering the border and Mexico. He is the author of the book "Midnight in Mexico; A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness. He is now writing a series for the New Yorker called “Faces From the Border.”