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Title: Candalaria Crossings
Post by: badknees on May 26, 2019, 08:07:56 AM
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/25/726128023/in-rural-west-texas-illegal-border-crossings-are-routine-for-u-s-citizens

I don't think the photo is correctly captioned. That doesn't look like the Rio Grande.
Title: Re: Candalaria Crossings
Post by: elhombre on May 26, 2019, 08:54:38 AM
Sounds like these people would welcome a regulated and controlled border crossing.  That way they could safely and legally cross back and forth, and partake in commerce from both countries.  They, themselves admit the need for border control when they call the BP when they see illegal activity.

"This area is also a well-trodden corridor for both human and drug smugglers. Residents said they'll tell agents if they have any misgivings about strangers they don't recognize.

"That's our way of helping them in order for them to help us," said Evelyn Lozano, 18, who said she has seen human smugglers passing through the region on multiple occasions."


Please take a moment this weekend to remember those who fought, and even died to keep our country and borders safe.  May God Bless America.
Title: Re: Candalaria Crossings
Post by: dprather on May 26, 2019, 09:13:25 AM
The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture, No. 13) Paperback May 1, 2004
by Jefferson Morgenthaler (Author)
Title: Re: Candalaria Crossings
Post by: GaryF on May 26, 2019, 10:44:48 AM
Maybe they need a bridge: https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/access-denied/