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Wed, Sep 29, 2010
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Wind Doesn’t Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

3:30 to 5:00 pm


1616 P Street, NW, 7th Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036
The entrance to this building can also be accessed through MPI’s building


Tyche Hendricks, journalist and lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Andrew Selee, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute

Moderator:  Doris Meissner, MPI Senior Fellow and Director of MPI’s US Immigration Policy Program

This event is co-sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute.

With the sharp focus on Arizona’s new immigration law and constant news coverage on border issues – whether related to migration, commerce, or violence – the US-Mexico border has captured the nation’s attention.  As a major gateway for immigrants to the United States, the area is a microcosm for the political battles and impacts of immigration policy. 

In her new book The Wind Doesn’t Need a Passport: Stories from the US-Mexico Borderlands, award-winning journalist Tyche Hendricks has explored the US-Mexico borderlands by car and by foot, on horseback, and in the back of a pickup truck. She has studied the border area, interviewing border residents, and visiting their homes, churches, hospitals, farms, and jails. In this portrait of one of the least understood and most debated regions in the country, Hendricks introduces us to the ordinary Americans and Mexicans who live there—cowboys, factory workers, physicians, and nuns. In her portrayal of the borderlands, Hendricks delves beyond the idea of the border as a dividing line and finds that it is better viewed as a region. She examines the energy, people, cultural exchange, international commerce, rapid growth, binational conflict, and history that exist in the area. And she suggests that a better understanding of the border
and the way the United States and Mexico are connected there could help policymakers reach more lasting solutions that benefit both countries.

The book will be available for purchase. 

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