175 Years Of Border Invasions

By David Vine, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Amid renewed fear mongering about an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week’s 175th anniversary of the 1846–1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that [...]

Changing The Border Narrative

By Jenn Budd, Medium. -

Much of the public discussion of our southern border today is one-sided. It is most often created by those with the most power and the loudest bullhorn; those in search of power, authority and [...]

The War On Drugs Is Driving The Displacement Crisis

By Inge Fryklund, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

We are torn by images of unaccompanied minors and overcrowded facilities at our southern border, but few in the United States are asking why so many Central American families are so desperate to [...]

Will Biden’s Central American Plan Slow Migration?

By Aviva Chomsky, Tom Dispatch. -

Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump’s draconian anti-immigrant policies [...]

US Border Imperialism Is A Bipartisan Affair

By Kinjo Kiema, Waging Nonviolence. -

The images of kids in cages will be one the more enduring legacies of the Trump administration. However, it is also the case that Democrat and Republican administrations both contributed to the [...]

Modi’s ‘New’ India: Notch Or Knot On China’s Belt (And Road Initiative)

By Danny Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

File it in the rapidly-brimming "biggest-stories-of-2020-you-haven’t-heard-about" folder. Amidst the madness merger of pandemic and protests – both of which Trump’s minions have blamed on [...]

Former Customs And Border Protection Agent Blows The Whistle On Culture of Corruption

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Customs and Border Protection is in the news with the recent article in the New York Times on the lowered morale among CBP officers. Much of it stems from public opposition to the detention and [...]

Trump’s Border Wall Pulls Funding From Military Base Schools And Daycares

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nationofchange.org -

The Pentagon released a statement on Wednesday saying it has authorized $3.6 billion in military construction funds to help fund 175 miles of Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. This money was [...]

Professor Installs Seesaws Across US-Mexico Border To Form Connection ‘On Both Sides’

By Jessica Campisi, Thehill.com -

A pair of college professors have built pink seesaws to place across the U.S.-Mexico border in order for people “on both sides” to create a connection with each other. Ronald Rael of the [...]

Call To Action: Close The Concentration Camps Now!

By Arun Gupta and Juan Carlos Ruiz, Progressive.org -

This week we wrote about the need to transform US immigration policy beginning with closing the immigrant detention camps in Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy. [...]

Chaos In The Courthouse As Border Arrests Surge

By Max Rivlin-Nadler, Theappeal.org -

It was just before 3 p.m. on a recent Tuesday and Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major of the Southern District of California had been waiting all afternoon to arraign 37 people arrested for [...]

Trump Wants Mexico To Become His Own Border Patrol

By David Brooks, La Jornada -

Donald Trump, head of a political party whose symbol is an elephant, accuses Mexico of taking advantage of the United States for decades, allowing an “invasion” of people and drugs, and he says [...]

The Real Border Emergency, Thought Crimes & The Truth About Abortion

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A look at the worsening emergency in the borderlands – hint: the migrants aren't the ones creating the emergency. Next up, they say dissent is patriotic – but they clearly haven't met the [...]

Armed Militia Detaining Asylum Seekers At Gunpoint Along US-Mexico Border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Niles NIemuth, Wsws.org -

Armed right-wing militias have been systematically detaining asylum-seekers at gunpoint along the US-Mexico border in operations that are apparently coordinated with the federal Customs and [...]