Beyond the Wall: Traveling the U.S.-Mexico Border | Time

We Traveled the Length of the Border. The People We Met There Fear More Government, Not More Immigrants

The southern border is a cross-continental no-man’s-land, but not for the reasons commonly imagined

via Time:

When photographer Elliot Ross and I traveled the 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border it was the spring of 2017. The post-election climate had enflamed a sense of cultural and political difference in the United States — much of which centered around the debate about the border wall. We set out expecting to find residents there who were fundamentally vexed by the relationship between the United States and Mexico; between immigrant, indigenous and Caucasian communities; and between border inhabitants and undocumented migrants. Instead, we found the opposite — and heard about fears largely left unvoiced.