Close encounters of the deadly kind: Gender, migration, and border (in)security

Authors

  • Anna Ochoa O'Leary Mexican American Studies Research Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v5i2.47

Keywords:

migrants, women, border, crossing, deaths

Abstract

In this paper, I discuss several findings of my study of migrant women, temporarily suspended in the “intersection” of diametrically opposed processes: those posed by border enforcement measures and those posed by transnational mobility. A pressing issue that emerged from this research was how close women come to encountering death as they side-step the border wall to cross without authorization into the US. Their testimonies shed light on how the intersection of contradictory processes contributes to a humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border in which the likelihood of death is increasingly present.

How to Cite

O’Leary, A. O. (1). Close encounters of the deadly kind: Gender, migration, and border (in)security. Migration Letters, 5(2), 111-121. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v5i2.47

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