Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Breaking border laws is as American as it gets

July 3, 2018 The Washington Post

Professor Peter Andreas argues in a column penned on the eve of the Fourth of July that Americans should consider the fact that the U.S. founders were relentless lawbreakers -- particularly of laws meant to restrict who and what was allowed to cross borders. "The nostalgic idea that we can somehow 'Make America Great Again' by 'regaining control' of the border is pure mythology — there was never a golden age of territorial control. The country has always had highly porous borders and contentious politics over unlawful border crossings."

Breaking border laws is as American as it gets (written by Peter Andreas) – The Washington Post