Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interview on Marfa Public Radio

“We talked with Author Todd Miller on his recently published book, Border Patrol Nation. The book gives first-hand encounters with people who are most involved with and impacted by the Border Patrol and the change into high-end technology, weapons, surveillance and prisons.” http://marfapublicradio.org/blog/talk-at-ten/author-todd-miller-on-his-new-book-border-patrol-nation/

Border Patrol Agents Train for War on the U.S.-Mexico Border

In desert camouflage and combat helmets, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents kneel behind a white truck. One agent has his pistol aimed at an unseen enemy. Another has a semi-automatic assault rifle. In the distance stretches the brown desert landscape, the mountains, the expansive sky. At first glance, the agents are alert and […]

Feeding the Monster: An excerpt from Border Patrol Nation

It is 6:00 a.m., and there is a loud pounding on the door. Gerardo looks to Luz, who is also suddenly jarred awake, and both get up quickly. He is in shorts and an undershirt. It is a cold March morning in Tucson, Arizona. Across the bedroom is a bunk bed. Somehow Adri├ín and Sammy […]