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BEYOND THE BORDER - Más Allá de la Frontera

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Interhemispheric Resource Center Border Information Clearinghouse
Available in Spanish and English, includes a library index of U.S.-Mexico border related publications, extensive statistical information and a directory of over 1,270 border activists, nonprofit organizations and public officials.

Frontera Norte Sur
FNS provides daily news coverage and analysis of events taking place in the US-Mexico border region.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
The National Council of La Raza is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Center for Immigration Research
Extensive links to research and opinion organizations, government agencies and data sources on immigration.

New Mexico State University Library's United States/Mexico Border Information
Dozens of links to sites specializing in research, education, culture and policy in the border region. Numerous online historical exhibits are included.

The Borderlands Encyclopedia
This University of Texas at El Paso site links to contemporary U.S.-Mexico border issues, including culture & media, economics & business, education & training, family life & population groups, health & environment and government & politics categories.

The National Immigration Forum
Aiming to "uphold America's tradition as a nation of immigrants," this organization's site lists current issues including updates on recently passed laws, a slew of facts and statistics and links to hundreds of related organizations.

Global Exchange
This page has useful links to reports, press releases and media about the legacy of Operation Gatekeeper and newspaper articles on border crossing.

United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Site provides information on NAFTA, U.S.-Mexico economic relations and an outline of Mexico's political system.

Immigration and Naturalization Service
Offers information on new laws and regulations, forms, fees and services as well as a section on border management policies.

U.S.-Mexico Border: 1820s to 1990s
A course syllabus to a UC Berkeley class on the history of the border, this site has in-depth links to information on border states, NAFTA and includes reading lists on border-related topics.

National Geographic Lesson Plan
Geared to high school students, this lesson plan explores the daily life, industries and the political situation along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Videos / Companion Sites

The City/La Ciudad
As a companion to the ITVS/PBS drama, this thorough site hosts information on coming to America and delves into workers' rights, education issues and the treatment of women immigrants.

The New Americans
Featuring a teacher guide, a brief history on immigration in America and a page of commonly held myths and misconceptions about immigrants, The New Americans is a companion site to the PBS series.

The Border
The bilingual companion Web site to the PBS series examining contemporary life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The history section features an interactive timeline and morphing map, located at bottom of the page, showing how the border has changed over the past 200 years. There is also a forum to share personal stories about the border.


Martinez, Ruben. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2001.

Nevins, Joseph. Operation Gatekeeper: The Rise of the "Illegal Alien" and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Perez, Ramon Tianguis. Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1991.

Suro, Roberto. Strangers Among Us: Latinos Lives in a Changing America.
New York: Vintage Books, 1999.


"Immigration Today" series, San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 1998

"The New World: America's Borders in an Age of Terrorism" series on Mexican immigrants

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