Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (Open Media) (Paperback)
San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, In his on-the-ground accounts of encounters with CPB and ICE that are disturbing at best, Miller offers some readers an emotional, provocative look at a flawed immigration and immigration control system, and gives others who would not initially be inclined to object to U. Throughout the book, Miller portrays the CPB and ICE as pseudo-Fascist thugs, part of a neo-Borderland Security-Industrial Complex that works to overstate the immigrant border threat, keep detention center beds filled, and reap the federal budget dollar bonanza.
Unfortunately, the phraseology he uses in his works evokes images of blind, order-following Nazi Storm Troopers and indoctrinated Hitler Youth, rather than a more balanced investigation of CPB and ICE offices, agents, and policies. Miller succeeds, however, in eliciting an emotional response from the reader through his depictions of the abuse suffered by migrant victims at the hands of these agencies.
Structurally, the book is well composed, and discusses both the U.
Border Patrol Nation Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller
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Border Patrol Nation shows us in stark relief how the entire country has become a militarized border zone, with consequences that affect us all. After a somewhat slow start, the author gains momentum and delivers a blistering critique of the increasingly expanding security state.
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