us mexico border

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

Judge: Providing Water to Dying Immigrants in Desert is a Crime

Judge: Providing Water to Dying Immigrants in Desert is a Crime

February 2, 2019

In Tucson, Arizona, a US Magistrate handed guilty verdicts against four No More Deaths activists, who were leaving water for border crossers, along the US-Mexico border. The activist group calls the decision a retaliation for releasing an incriminating report about the Border Patrol. A fifth activist faces an upcoming trial and potentially decades in prison

After White Supremacist Terror, Trump Doubles Down from Birthright to the Border

After White Supremacist Terror, Trump Doubles Down from Birthright to the Border

October 30, 2018

In the aftermath of a spate of white supremacist violence from Florida to Kentucky to Pittsburgh, President Trump is ramping up nativism and xenophobia. The U.S. is deploying up to 14,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, purportedly in response to a caravan of Central American asylum seekers. Trump also says he might revoke birthright citizenship…

Trump’s Wall Is Already Here

September 7, 2016

A huge border regime of surveillance, prosecution, and deportation is already in existence, says journalist Todd Miller

Trump Would Intensify Bipartisan Immigration Policy Already in Place

September 1, 2016

Donald Trump’s critique of NAFTA neglects to mention that construction of the border wall – which already exists – began with the 1992 free-trade agreement, says journalist Todd Miller