Boots on the Border: Oct. 30
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
2 p.m. Eastern time
Immigration policies and strategies that rely on military-style enforcement have created a human rights disaster along the U.S./Mexico border.
Now Congress—in the guise of immigration policy reform—is mulling a taxpayer-funded bonanza for private contractors tucked into so-called “border security” proposals. By gearing up to create one of the world’s most militarized borders, Congress plans to line the pockets of contractors seeking their next windfall. What’s at risk is more than humane immigration reforms—it’s our democracy itself.
In Boots on the Border, four AFSC experts will discuss the implications and impact of these proposals.