U.S. Border Patrol

February 22, 2018

The U.S. Border Patrol’s violent, racist, and ineffectual policies have come to a head under Trump. What can be done? 

October 19, 2016
Patricia Aldana

The situation facing Central American child refugees remains dire. North American librarians have sought to address some of these challenges through connecting these children to the power of reading.

November 25, 2015
Todd Miller

How the U.S. Border Patrol has turned Native American lands near the U.S.-Mexico border into a de facto war zone.  

October 15, 2013
On October 10, a binational march took place along the U.S.-Mexico boundary in Ambos Nogales to commemorate the murder of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez by the U.S. Border Patrol one year ago.
August 21, 2013
On the morning of July 17 a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles swooped down on Congresswoman Candice Miller’s office in Macomb County, Michigan.  Eighteen inches long and made of cardboard, these mini-drones were part of a larger protest.  Supplementing the barely-hidden racial anxieties driving much of contemporary U.S. immigration policy, the inclusion of the northern border as an enforcement priority is grounded in a post-9/11 logic of pre-emptive surveillance and "security" at all costs.
June 26, 2013

In the wake of the passage of the Corker-Hoeven amendment in the U.S. Senate, last week's sentencing of the Villareal borthers, former Border Patrol agents, on corruption-related charges, is a vauable reminder of the elusive nature of so-called border security.

March 21, 2012
A recent visit to Nogales, Arizona, and to the U.S. Border Patrol station there—the country's largest—brings home the dramatic transformation of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands over the last couple of decades. It also illustrates how U.S. authorities are envisioning and laying the groundwork for a "war" without end against what they construct as an endless supply of threats emanating from the Mexican side of the international divide.
September 28, 2011
Politically powerful officials are saying the U.S. counternarcotic program towards Mexico has not worked, and are calling for a counterinsurgency strategy to replace it. The organized crime "raging along our southern border," they claim, is waging a "strategic-level" of war against the United States.
September 7, 2011
A former U.S. Border Patrol and ICE agent offers a perpective on immigration and boundary enforcement almost never heard of in the halls of power in the United States.
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