Though often cast as a break with the past, Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant crusade represents continuity with decades of U.S. border policy. In our 50th anniversary issue, NACLA zooms in on a watershed moment in our coverage of Mexican migration north of the border.
NACLA Radio takes a deeper dive into the latest NACLA Report : "Currency of Death: Unraveling the Political Economy of the Drug Wars," with interviews with Alexander Aviña, Molly Molloy, and Todd Miller.
An encounter with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near El Paso reveals much about the agency's institutional culture, and the dehumanizing nature of the larger apparatus of immigrant exclusion and boundary policing.
“The beer’s OK. But this egg here… this could be a problem,” said the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer, pulling a jumbo-sized chocolate Easter egg from our trunk and walking beside the car. "I’ve never seen one this big, but if it’s like the Kinder eggs, we’re going to have to confiscate it.”
A new report illustrates the tragic intersection of immigration policing and child welfare. Like the "collateral damage" brought about about by U.S.-war-making abroad, harm to children is an inevitable consequence of the ongoing "war" on immigrants characterized as undesirable.