Against the U.S. Border Policies: 4 Reasons

Resistance sign in Terlingua, Texas, about 15 miles from the Mexico border. Photo by Barry Vacker, 2018.

My long-term academic career has taken me to Philadelphia, a sanctuary city, but I am a native Texan and own desert land outside scenic Marfa, Texas. Famed for its modern art installations and where James Dean starred in his last movie, Marfa is about 60 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border. Along with my many road trips in the desert southwest, I am therefore a frequent visitor to border regions and have passed…