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U.S.-Mexico border militarization

The U.S.-Mexico border stands to become one of the world’s most militarized borders, even though the two countries are not at war. Massive increases in appropriations for border security have served only to decrease real security in the U.S., disrupting the quality of life and economies of border communities and eroding human rights in the region. Since the 1993 establishment of border control policies, at least 7,000 immigrants have lost their lives crossing the border.

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Background on border militarization

Story

For decades, the U.S. has militarized southern border communities. Here’s how some of those communities are pushing back.

Policy recommendations

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Watch a video describing the impact of the U.S. – Mexico border wall prototypes, and take action to stop their implementation.

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