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Freddy Fender -- Across the Borderline

Across the Borderline, written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson, highlights the pain and uncertainty of emigration. Freddy Fender (Baldemar Garza Huerta) was a Texas son of a Mexican immigrant. The song was featured in the soundtrack of the movie The Border.  For more Songs of Immigration, Deportation and Identity, go here.