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Trump’s Anti-Immigration Policies Are a Deepening of Previous Admin Policies

October 4, 2019

Although Trump’s rhetoric on immigration is shocking, suggesting border patrol should shoot border crossing immigrants in the legs, his policies are an intensification of policies that began under Obama, not a dramatic departure, says Aviva Chomsky.

‘The Government Can and Will Just Waive Any Rights That We Have Today’

October 1, 2019

In addition to the border wall, the federal government has set up an entire system of ultra-vigilance which can record and forensically review everything that happens in the border area, presenting serious concerns for members of the Tohono O’odham nation.

Cover of Todd Miller's book, More Than A Wall.

More Than a Wall: A History of the Border-Industrial Complex

September 24, 2019
Todd Miller, author of a new report on the border-industrial complex, discusses the history of US border policy and the involvement of military and surveillance corporations.
Tohono O’odham Nation: 'All These Areas Can Collapse'

Tohono O’odham Nation: ‘All These Areas Can Collapse’

September 15, 2019

Tohono O’odham Nation Members voice their objections to Trump’s border wall and the disruption of the lives of the people and animals that have lived there for centuries

Orwellian Surveillance of Tohono O'odham Nation - A Test Case for Entire US Border?

Orwellian Surveillance of Tohono O’odham Nation – A Test Case for Entire US Border?

August 28, 2019

Will Parrish tells the story of how Israeli surveillance techniques originally developed to control Palestinians are now being used on Indigenous land near the border to control migrants, and could be expanded to the entire nation

The Trump Administration's Intimidation of Latino Activists

The Trump Administration’s Intimidation of Latino Activists

June 19, 2019

In Arizona pro-immigrant and voter registration activists are being intimidated, both by the state and right-wing white-supremacy groups

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody - Why?

Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody – Why?

May 29, 2019

Undocumented immigrants seeking asylum are being separated from their children and detained in prison camps as more restrictive racist policies are being imposed by Trump. We discuss the policy with the Border Rights Center Director of ACLU Texas, Astrid Dominguez

Photograph Source U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border Security: What and Who is it Good For?

March 8, 2019

By Andrew Levine Robert Frost was clearly on to something when he declared a liberal to be a “man” (sic) too broadminded to take his own side in an argument.”  There is much to be said too for “good fences make good neighbors,” a wise, avuncular pronouncement, not at all mean-spirited. Those words no longer…

Trump’s Border Wall: Who Profits?

Trump’s Border Wall: Who Profits?

February 24, 2019

Infrastructure, military, and security companies line up to take a piece from the budget for the Border Wall, funded by Trump’s National Emergency declaration

Trump's Border Wall: Powerful Symbol for the Republican Party's Far Right

Trump’s Border Wall: Powerful Symbol for the Republican Party’s Far Right

February 21, 2019

NYU History Professor Greg Grandin puts Trump’s call for a border wall in the context of US history, politics, and the right-wing imagination