Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Comparison of the US-Mexico Border in 1898 and 2008

Think or Thwim

The town of Nogales is split down the middle by the US/Mexico border. In these pictures Mexico is on the left, and the US is on the right. In 1898 you could cross anywhere. Now there is a 15 foot high wall and border patrol agents every 50 yards.

You can still see many of the same buildings on the Mexican side, but only a few remain on the American side. Here is each side of the border for comparison:

Somebody should take this picture again in 2108.

This is a closeup of the wall taken from the US side. Cutting torch appears to be a popular way to immigrate to the US. There are patches like these all over the wall.

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