Smith Profcast: Velma García
How Life and Land Have Changed Along the U.S. Border Wall
Time: 6:46Smith Professor of Government Velma García ’79 grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and has lived for extended periods of time in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. She is now completing a study of opposition to the border wall in the U.S. Southwest. The book examines how the wall, built in 2008, has violated the rights of Hispanic and Native American landowners in Texas and Arizona and has also damaged the environment.