Author Archives: toddwmiller

How Corporations Profit from Border Militarization • Border, Inc. • DOCUMENTARY • BRAVE NEW FILMS

I appear, along with a number of fantastic people, in this great documentary by Brave New Films. “The same companies that profiteered from the wars in Iraq are profiteering from the militarization of our own border.”

Radio Dispatch: On the Presidential Candidates Immigration Platforms

Another appearance on my favorite podcast to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates’ immigration policies, as well as the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental reasons for migration. Follow the below URL to listen to the show.

The Booming Business of Border Exclusion

The GuardBot – a rolling, rubber sphere with surveillance cameras attached like small, domed ears – was first meant to explore Mars. Now, it’s showing off its ability to locate undocumented people on the blue carpet at events such as the Border Security Expo, the United States’ premier border policing conference. At the primary debate […]

How the Border Security Industry Will Profit Hugely From Climate Change

I coauthored this piece with Alex Devoid. April 24, at the Defense, National Security, and Climate Change Symposium in Washington, D.C., Brigadier General Stephen Cheney stepped up to the podium to discuss “conflict and climate change.” Although Cheney is CEO of the American Security Project think tank, he identifies first as a retired Marine who […]

Border Patrol Nation talk at Fairhaven College-Western Washington University

“Crisscrossing the borders of our nation, Miller exposes in Border Patrol Nation, the underpinnings of the ever-expanding Homeland Security apparatus that is creating a surveillance state in both the U.S. and abroad.”

Radio Interview: Border Patrol Nation

A radio interview discussing Border Patrol Nation on Mind Over Matters/KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle in April.

The Real News Network: Israel at the U.S. Borderlands

My appearance on The Real News Network: “For years now, the Mexican-American border has been a place of experimentation, where United States military, security, and technology corporations have tested and refined many of their products in the effort to control immigration. In the past year, however, that market has opened up to foreign security companies, […]

Radio Dispatch: On private companies militarizing US/Mexico border

My appearance on the great podcast Radio Dispatch: “Todd Miller joins us to discuss the Israeli border security company helping to up-armor the border between the US and Mexico, the US government has begun classifying virtually every element of Afghan reconstruction, and listener mail with Molly from the past.”

Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the U.S.-Mexican Border

I coauthored this piece with Gabriel Schivone. It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates the Gaza Strip from Israel clicked onscreen. “We have learned lots from Gaza,” he […]

The Violent Paradox Of Origins: An Excerpt From Border Patrol Nation

An excerpt from “Border Patrol Nation,” Chapter 7: “America’s Back Yard.” The first thing that I want to do when I arrive in Dajabón, one of the Dominican Republic’s border towns with Haiti, is find a good place to eat. After all, it is a five-hour bus ride from the capital of Santo Domingo, through […]