By Sheila Croucher
Progressively more americans, lots of them retirees, are migrating to Mexico's seashore inns, border cities, and picturesque heartland. whereas substantial cognizance has been paid to Mexicans who immigrate to the united states, the opposite situation gets little scrutiny. transferring the conventional lens of North American migration, "The different part of the Fence" takes a desirable examine a demographic pattern that provides major implications for the USA and Mexico. the 1st in-depth account of this pattern, Sheila Croucher's research describes the cultural, financial, and political lives of those migrants of privilege. Focusing totally on cities, San Miguel de Allende within the mountains and Ajijic alongside the shorelines of Lake Chapala, Croucher depicts the extraordinary similarities among immigrant populations on either side of the border. Few americans residing in Mexico are fluent within the language in their new land, and so much proceed to perform the tradition and have a good time the nationwide vacation trips in their place of birth, holding shut political, fiscal, and social ties to the USA whereas making political calls for on Mexico, the place they dwell. obtainable, well timed, and brimming with eye-opening, usually ironic, findings, "The different aspect of the Fence" brings a big viewpoint to borderlands debates.