I have worked and lived in the borderlands of southern Arizona. I have seen first hand that the “wall” is an expensive and destructive wildlife and wild lands barrier. It does NOT stop the migration of people or the smuggling of people and drugs.
This blog is an archive of some of my observations and experiences, as well as, those of others in an effort to put compassion and reality back into the words, “The border.” I will mostly focus on the wildlife and wild lands of the region. This is to highlight what is at stake. For if we, as a human race, start to destroy our lands and the species therein in the name of “security” we will end up destroying ourselves.
The border is not a place to fear. It is not a line in the sand designating “us v. them.” It is a continuation of land and sky that connects cultures, ecosystems, communities, families, and dreams.