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MasseyHenry G. Over the past four decades, the white middle class Border enforcement been hammered by rising inequality while civil rights policies have reduced the privileges and prerogatives once accorded to white people as a birthright.
At the same time, the United States has been relentlessly portrayed in the mass media as being under attack—first by communist agents from Latin America, later by terrorists from the Muslim world, and throughout the period by nefarious drug traffickers and alien invaders seeking to destroy the American way of life—all not coincidentally framed as racialized dark-skinned others.
Randall Stillinger In this context, the Mexico-US border has become an outsized symbolic barrier separating Americans from all manners of external threats. Indeed, calling for more border enforcement has become the principal trope deployed by politicians to reassure nervous white citizens whenever a new threat appears in the media.
Actual violence has become inseparable from symbolic ritual on the border—crossings, invasions, lines of defense, high-tech surveillance, and more. I think it's a very real possibility that they may have already used [the border for entry].
We need to seal the border and secure it. Randall Stillinger All this, of course, is nonsense.
Central American guerillas never entered the United States through Mexico, there are no Muslim populations or Islamic terrorists in Mexico, and no African populations or airline flights from Africa to Mexico.
The primary focus of border enforcement remains directed south. Although unauthorized migration has fallencalls for more border security continue to emanate from politicians in both parties. Between and the unauthorized population of the United States fell by a million persons, going from 12 to 11 million.
Since then the population has hovered around 11 million, with apprehensions of Mexicans slowly declining and Central Americans slowly increasing but with little net movement in either direction. The only people crossing at this point are the children of Central American parents who fled the violence of the US intervention in the s, but these people number only in the tens of thousands compared to the hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants seeking entry two decades ago.
The United States is spending more money than ever on border enforcement even though the number of unauthorized border crossers has fallen to unprecedented levels. Far more troubling than the wasted money, however, is the waste in lives, for even though the number of attempted border crossings is way down the number of border deaths is way up.
Whereas there were border deaths and 1.
The correlation between the Border Patrol budget and the number of border deaths is 0. How many more people have to die before the political theater of border enforcement ends its run on the national stage?
Themed Week on Race and Border Control:Part 1 In this first report, "Deadly Apprehension Methods," we find that people who cross the border and are never seen again do not merely go missing, they are disappeared by the US border-enforcement system. · The ACLU letter, signed by Blasey, demanded the Trump administration stop the border enforcement policy, claiming the enforcement measure was an “intentional infliction of pain on children,” calling it “inhumane.” vetconnexx.com The deluxe Law Enforcement ball cap features a 3-D high definition front embroidery, embroidery on sandwich bill and embroidery text on bill.
A woven logo adjustable hook and loop strap for a comfortable fit. Pelosi Details Dems' Plan for Open Borders: abolish and end all immigration and border enforcement across the U.S., allowing the 12 to 30 million illegal aliens living in the country and all future illegal aliens to be free to travel back and forth across the hemisphere (vetconnexx.com)vetconnexx.com · The United States Border Patrol (USBP) is an American federal law enforcement agency whose mission is to detect and prevent illegal aliens, terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, and prevent illegal trafficking of people and vetconnexx.com://vetconnexx.com Border Enforcement: Migrant Interdiction at Sea As enforcement of the land border ratchets up, U.S.
authorities face a surge in attempts to reach the California coast by boat By Chuck Oldham (Editor) - December 14, vetconnexx.com