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Border Commuter Workers and Transfrontier Metropolitan Structure Along the United States-Mexico Border

Lawrence A. Herzog


This article examines Mexican border commuter workers within the context of the emerging socio-geographical structure of metropolitan areas along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. While border commuters are, in a sense, part of the larger migrant labor pool that travels from Mexico to the United States, this study seeks to demonstrate that the Mexican commuter experience is part of a phenomenon unique to the border region, thus generating a research agenda that moves beyond the framework of general migration theory.

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Print ISSN: 0886-5655
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