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Border security news and analysis from The Nation
June 19, 2017
The Summer of Love Is Far More Relevant Today Than You Think
Fifty years later, the hippies’ rebellion against the national security state is more important than ever.
April 26, 2017
Deported: A Father of Three Torn From His Family
Within hours of being pulled over for a broken headlamp, José Alvarez was deported to Mexico.
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April 25, 2017
Clinton and Obama Laid the Groundwork for Donald Trump’s War on Immigrants
Trump’s rhetoric is shocking, but his immigration policy is nothing new.
April 25, 2017
Why We Need a Whistle-Blower in US Customs and Border Protection
The agency, which oversees Border Patrol, is one of the most opaque and unaccountable in our government.
April 12, 2017
After the Chemical Attack, It’s Time to Get Rid of the ‘Muslim Ban’
Now that he cares about the fate of Syrian children, Trump should open up our country—not bomb theirs.
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February 13, 2017
ICE Has Arrested 600 Undocumented Immigrants in the Last Week
When does a “routine action” become a raid?
January 30, 2017
Trump’s Ban Is Hurting Some Victims of Terrorism
A poignant scene at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend.
January 25, 2017
Fear and Fight in the Final Days of DACA
Every day, undocumented young people must decide whether to ask the Trump administration for renewal of their status.
September 13, 2016
America Wanted to Keep Immigrants Out Long Before Donald Trump Was Even Born
The United States was an explicitly racist project intended to populate the land with white people—maybe that’s what Donald means by “Make America Great Again”?
September 1, 2016
Trump, in a Major Immigration Speech, Is Back in Fearmongering Form
In Mexico, Trump is solemn and praising; in Arizona, he’s back to hysterical horror shows.