Integrated production cycles, cross-border job opportunities. Walls and obstacles would cripple Mexico and many US industries and workers.
The border between Mexico and the United States runs far deeper and wider than the river that runs along it. With Chicago to the north and Chiapas to the south, the border is historical and cultural. It represents WASP soft power in the land of the Aztecs and the Mayas but also all that is Mexican in the US. Technology and scientists are exchanged across it, not to mention the millions of Mexicans that work in the homes and ﬁelds of the coastal and southern United States.