Border Studies


El Nuevo Sol

El Nuevo Sol is a multimedia project of the journalism program in Spanish from California State University, Northridge.

Mexicanos en Exilio

Mexicanos en Exilio, founded in 2012 in El Paso, Texas by the Law Offices of Carlos Spector, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Mexican refugees petition for political asylum. Members include reporters, photo journalists, political activists, businessmen, and former members of law enforcement who have been displaced by the Mexican government’s failure or unwillingness to protect them.

Frontera List

News and discussion of US-Mexico border issues. Molly Molloy, Border & Latin American Specialist at the New Mexico State University Library, manages the list.

DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE – Asylum from the madness

"Dead when I got here is about a man redeemed from 30 years of self-destruction.  From being an illegal Mexican in the US; locked up in San Quentin for murder; deported back to the streets of Juárez and finally dumped nearly dead on arrival in a mental asylum in the desert.  Assuming her father to be dead, his daughter in LA hasn’t seen him in 22 years.  She discovers him on a trailer for this film. This is a story of redemption from the world’s most violent city to the warm heart of a reunited family." Mark Aitken – Producer/Director/Camera.

Alice Leora Briggs

Briggs' sgraffito drawings illustrate the book Dreamland: The Way Out of Juárez by Charles Bowden. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the de Young Museum, San Francisco; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson; Galeria mesta Bratislavy, Palffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; International Print Center New York (IPCNY); International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL; Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Mercer Gallery, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY; and the Tucson Museum of Art.

Melissa del Bosque

Articles by reporter Melissa del Bosque appear in The Texas Observer. Del Bosque specializes in immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been published in national and international publications including TIME magazine and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine.