Scenes From the Borderland


“Everyone here knows Trump hates brown people.”

  • Roger Cohen
  • The New York Times

EL PASO — I have a suggestion for President Trump.

Instead of fanning fear during your visit to this city on Monday night, stroll across the Paso del Norte Bridge into Ciudad Júarez.

Join the 70,000 people crossing four bridges who daily form the human tissue linking the United States and Mexico.

They work, they study, they eat, they shop, all part of what Dee Margo, the mayor of El Paso, calls “one region, one culture.”

I crossed the bridge.

Things slow down, as they do when you move from the…

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