Boots on the Border

Recap: Boots on the border

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Pedro Rios

Pedro Rios, San Diego Area Program Director

Controlling the U.S./Mexico border has become increasingly like waging a war. Hear from AFSC staff from across the country about why border militarization is a problem and what we can do to stop it.

Border security plans secure contractors’ profits

border patrol at Arizona mexico border

Minutemen on Arizona border patrol.

Border Security proposals in both the House and Senate bear the fingerprints of private defense contractors that have spent millions in lobbying and campaign contributions to politicians writing these policies. Read the op ed by Lia Lindsey and Mary Zerkel to find out more.

Q&A: Borders, not war zones

Pedro Rios

Pedro Rios, director of AFSC’s San Diego program

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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