Santiago is the Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College, but he's originally from the Texas - Mexico border.
"My family has lived on the banks of the Rio Grande for as long as we can remember. There is no memory of being from somewhere else."
Richard - What do you hope to see for the future of the border?
"My hope for the future of the border really lies in the fact that the majority of my family still resides there. What I hope for them is a future without the imposition of officials and policing agents in their lives. Their desires and their interests are placed on the back burner for the sake of security, and I hope for a future where their interests are put in front of our security concerns."
"If border residents are valued at the same level as other American citizens then security will come from that."