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The Problem with Border Security

Joseph Nevins NACLA Reports
Border security—supported by Republicans and Democrats alike—is responsible for the death of Jakelin Caal, the exoneration of the Border Patrol agent who murdered a Mexican teen, and the separation and death of thousands of immigrant families.

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The U.S. Government’s Border War Against Children

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Education
Reports of the forcible separation of parents and children at the border by U.S. immigration authorities tell only part of the story of the violence now being directed against hard-won norms of civil society.

The Border Fetish The U.S. Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice

Todd Miller Tom Dispatch
military tank at the US-Mexico borderl The Border Patrol not only recruits from the military and receives military training, but uses military equipment and technology prodigiously. The monoliths of the military-industrial complex have long been tailoring their technologies to homeland security operations.

What Donald Trump Can and Can't Do to Immigrants

David Bacon NACLA Newsletter
Donald Trump's draconian immigration enforcement efforts face a basic challenge: the United States operates within an economic system that profits off immigrant labor. Immigrant labor is more vital to many industries than it's ever been before. Today, about 57% of the country's entire agricultural workforce is undocumented. But the list of other industries dependent on immigrant labor is long.

Arizona Protesters Organize Against Border Patrol Checkpoints

Ashoka Jegroo Waging Nonviolence
About 100 people from the town of Arivaca, Arizona made their way to the temporary Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, about 50 miles southwest of Tucson, at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The action, organized by the group People Helping People in the Border Zone, was set to be a “community hearing and sit-in” to shut down the checkpoint along with various other checkpoints in the area near the Arizona-Mexican border.
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