The Border Towns of Ojinaga and Presidio


The Border Towns of Ojinaga and Presidio


Formation of the southern United States border


The bordering towns of Ojinaga and Presidio help explain how the border between the United States and Mexico came into being. During the Mexican Revolution, Ojinaga descended into violence. Across the Rio Grande, Presidio felt the effects of the revolution. These two towns are an excellent example of how borders have consequences. Following the establishment of the United States Border Patrol, Presidio and Ojinaga felt the effects of a hard border more than ever before.


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Morgenthaler, George J. The River Has Never Divided Us: a Border History of La Junta De Los Rios. University of Texas Press, 2004.
Hernandez, Kelly Lytle. Migra!: a History of the U.S. Border Patrol. University of California Press, 2010.




Calle Erich , “The Border Towns of Ojinaga and Presidio ,” HIST 275, accessed July 2, 2020,

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