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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.

Trump Is Forging His Own Gaza on the Southern Border

Jacob Sugarman Truthdig
“Trump’s border policy has squeezed asylum seekers at both ends. Officials stress that migrants ought to present themselves legally at ports of entry, while asylum seekers at ports are forced to wait days or weeks for entry to the US." - Dara Lind

No Need to Build The Donald's Wall, It’s Built

Todd Miller TomDispatch
Although wall construction began during Bill Clinton’s administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) built most of the approximately 700 miles of fencing after the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was passed. The 2006 wall-building project was expected to be so environmentally destructive that homeland security chief Michael Chertoff waived 37 environmental and cultural laws in the name of national security.
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