Todd Miller currently writes on border and immigration issues for NACLA Report on the Americas. He has researched and written about US-Mexican border issues for over a decade and has worked for BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona, and Witness for Peace in Oaxaca, Mexico. His first book, Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security, was published by City Lights Publishers in 2014.
Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.
Along the US-Mexico border, the high-powered cameras are pointed at you and the drones are above you.
For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.
Here's how to turn the US-Mexican border into a war zone.
Drones, surveillance towers, malls of the spy state and the national security police on the northern border.