3 Border Militarisation and the Border
Security Spectrum 2.
Bob Stille, who served 37 years in the Border
Patrol and INS, recently told THE NEW AMERICAN that the prosecution of Ramos and Compean has sent shudders through the ranks of the Border
Border Patrol vehicle and tower-mounted video cameras monitor activity Wednesday along the border
fence between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego.
Large posters warn migrants of the dangers of crossing the border
The other is the clear realization on the part of policy makers on both sides of the border
that these are real health and environmental issues that bear a direct impact on the well-being of their citizens.
This year, the Border
Patrol opened its new subsector in Douglas with a tall watch-tower that marks the landscape and greets drivers as they reach the town on Highway 80.
The author counterbalances the denunciation of these tragedies with a clear vision of hope: that the economic growth generated by Nafta will improve the quality of life on the border
and in Mexico in general, and that the U.
Rotella calls the border
a "magical place," but he just doesn't give the reader enough to know what he means.
The real solution to desperate conditions on the border
is a combination of higher-wage jobs and an infusion of public funds to provide the services that would make the area livable by First World standards.
With fire season staring us in the eyes, there should be no rush to send California's National Guard to the border
for an unfocused mission designed to provide political cover for the Bush administration instead of a permanent solution to border security,'' Nunez said in a prepared statement.
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) says they've documented 2,400 migrant deaths in the border
region since 1995 from drowning, dehydration, heat stroke, hypothermia, suffocation in trucks and trains, traffic accidents, and homicide.
Indeed, the border
region is considered rich and clean compared to the poor and heavily polluted interior regions of the country.