With more than 1,000 kilometers of wall from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, the border between Mexico and the United States stretches for 3,150 kilometers. Nicknamed the torilla border, it runs mainly through arid and sparsely populated areas.

Many candidates for exile want to cross the wall to find work and a better life on the other side, in the USA. But not all of them want to cross to the other side. Whether they live in Tijuana, Nogales, Cuidad Juarez or along the Rio Grande River, many have chosen to live along the frontera. PHOTO © OLIVIER PAPEGNIES

Reference: MEX001