The History Of The U.S.-Mexico Border

For decades, Mexico has ranked as one of America’s top trading partners, thanks in part to NAFTA. In recent years, though, there have been calls to tighten border security and even build a wall along the border, straining the alliance between the two countries, Eric Meeks, senior fellow at SMU’s Clemens Center for Southwest Studies, joins us to talk about our relationship with Mexico. On Feb. 21, he’ll deliver a lecture entitled “Bridges and Barricades: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Border” on the SMU campus.