Controlling the U.S./Mexico border has become increasingly like waging a war, according to revelations reported in AFSC’s Google Hangout on Air, Boots on the Border, on Oct. 30, 2013. [Watch the one-hour discussion in its entirety.]
From the physical abuse of people in border areas to military contractors pushing for more investment in war-zone technology on the border, listeners heard about the militarization of different aspects of the immigration system.
We sat down with Pedro Rios, director of AFSC’s San Diego program, to get his perspective on border policy. He explains how the militarization of borders is ineffective, costly, and dangerous.
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