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Border security news and analysis from The Nation
June 8, 2021
In Honduras, US Efforts to Deter Migrants Add Danger, Costs
Critics warn that increasing militarization of the border here just means more bribe money, more corruption—and pushing more migrants into the arms of traffickers.
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May 18, 2021
Visions of a Borderless World
We must not forget that borders are an impediment to a new world based on empathy and equality.
April 23, 2021
How Border Fascism Explains the Trump Movement
Brendan O’Connor, author of
Blood Red Lines
, discusses a dangerous new strain of far-right nationalism.
April 2, 2021
New Bills Could Stop Private Prisons From Cutting Deals With ICE
An increasing number of states are passing legislation that makes it harder for local governments to sign contracts with for-profit prison companies.
March 25, 2021
Why Did Border Security Firms Bet on Biden in 2020?
The 13 top border contractors for CBP and ICE donated three times as much money to the Biden campaign than they did to Trump.
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January 22, 2021
Why Biden’s ‘Virtual’ Border Could Be Worse Than Trump’s Wall
Advanced surveillance tech on the border poses dangers to both migrants and citizens.
Felipe de la Hoz
December 15, 2020
The Border Patrol Is Cracking Down on Humanitarian Aid
Agents have targeted Arizona’s No More Deaths after the group went public with evidence of abuses of power in immigration enforcement.
August 24, 2020
The Border Patrol Considered Accepting a Donation From We Build the Wall
Leaked documents undermine the Trump administration’s attempts to distance itself following the arrest of Steve Bannon.
August 10, 2020
How Stephen Miller Turned the Department of Homeland Security Into a Political Weapon
The White House senior adviser signaled to the Border Patrol union in 2016 that he planned to invert the DHS power structure.
July 23, 2020
The Federal Response to Protests Extends Far Beyond Portland
A document responding to inquiries by Senator Kamala Harris shows the extent of CBP involvement in local law enforcement.