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NMSU professor to discuss law enforcement on the border

"Sex, Guns, Drugs and Migration: Law Enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico Border Today" is the title of a presentation to be given by Jose Garcia, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at New Mexico State University, at noon Wednesday, March 7, in the Nason House, 1200 University Avenue on the NMSU campus.


The speech is part of the "Works in Progress" lecture series sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.

At a cost of $40 billion per year, security measures along the border deal mostly with illegal migration, crime and preventing the importation of drugs into the United States, Garcia said. He will discuss his on-going research and give statistics on the buildup of security on both sides of the border.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about the "Works in Progress" lecture series, call Tina Patton at the Center for Latin American Studies, (505) 646- 2842.

Chris J. Minnick
Feb. 27, 2001