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A Tale of Two Countries | For the Record

Like most boundaries, the nearly 2,000 mile-long U.S./Mexico border is a jagged, blood-laced line that has divided homes, cities and cultures for generations. Now it slices through our politics and into the hearts of millions of people who cross from one side to the other. And even those who don't. While current discussions about immigration aren't just about this border, most of the concerns are. We turned to the TCU community to seek their thoughts. We welcome yours as well. Send letters to the editor to, or TCU Box 298940, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

Protect us from the criminal element.
By Jeffrey B. Bumgarner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, criminal justice

Save lives. Then talk.
By The Rev. Robin Hoover '74 (MDiv '79)
Founder, Humane Borders

Make citizenship accessible to those who will contribute.
By Tara Pope Perez '00
TCU Physical Plant Employee

Create laws that are fair and concise.
By Maria Ibarra
Sophomore, Movement Science major

Develop a work-based, binational agreement.
By Juan Hernandez '78 (MA) (Ph.D. '81)
Author, political advisor

Open the door for the ones already here.
By Bud Kennedy '76
Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist

Get the facts.
By Jessica Lavariega Monforti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, political science

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