Creating a Military-Industrial Immigration Complex: Here’s how to turn the U.S. -Mexican border into a war zone.

The first thing I did at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix this March was climb the brown “explosion-resistant” tower, 30 feet high and 10 feet wide, directly in the center of the spacious room that holds this annual trade show. From a platform where, assumedly, a border guard would stand, you could take in the constellation of small booths offering the surveillance industry’s finest products, including a staggering multitude of ways to monitor, chase, capture, or even kill people, thanks to modernistic arrays of cameras and sensors, up-armored jeeps, the latest in guns, and even surveillance balloons.

http://www.thenation.com/article/175211/creating-military-industrial-immigration-complex#axzz2cCFyIvkG

This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com.

 

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