By Todd Miller
At the beginning of his unsettling and significant new e-book, Border Patrol Nation, Miller observes that nowadays 'it is usual to determine the Border Patrol in places--such as Erie, Pennsylvania; Rochester, big apple; or Forks, Washington--where in simple terms fifteen years in the past it should have appeared far-fetched, if no longer unfathomable.'”--Barbara Spindel, Christian technological know-how Monitor
"Miller’s method in Border Patrol Nation is to provide a glimpse into the secretive operations of the Border Patrol, reporting with a journalist’s objectivity and nostril for a very good tale. Miller’s ebook is filled with evidence, and it’s transparent he’s outraged, yet he provides voices to humans on each part of the problem. . . . Miller’s publication is an interesting read.. . . and produce the paintings of Susan Orlean to mind."--Amanda Eyre Ward Kirkus Reviews
"Todd Miller's valuable and gripping publication, Border Patrol state: Dispatches from front traces of place of origin defense is the tale of ways this country’s borders are being reworked into up-armored, seriously militarized zones run via a border-industrial complicated. it is an fulfillment and a watch opener."--Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch
"What Jeremy Scahill used to be to Blackwater, Todd Miller is to the U.S. Border Patrol!"--Tom Miller, writer, On the Border: graphics of America's Southwestern Frontier
"Todd Miller has entered a mystery global, and he has long past deep. . . . Powerful."--Luis Alberto Urrea, writer of The Devil's street: a real Story
"Journalist Miller tells an alarming tale of U.S. Border Patrol and fatherland Security's ever-widening achieve into the lives of usa citizens and felony immigrants in addition to the undocumented. as well as readers drawn to immigration concerns, these curious about the NSA’s privateness violations will be much more stunned through the activities of place of birth Security."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Armed specialists watch from a military-grade surveillance tower as traces of individuals movement towards the safety checkpoint, tickets in hand, fearful and excited to get throughout the gate. Few appear to discover or care that the U.S. Border Patrol is tracking the great Bowl, as they've got for years, one of many some ways that forces created to police the borders at the moment are getting used, in an more and more militarized type, to survey and computer screen the total of yank society.
In fast paced prose, Todd Miller sounds an alarm as he chronicles the altering panorama. touring the countryand beyondto communicate with the folk so much concerned with and impacted by means of the Border Patrol, he combines those first-hand encounters with cautious learn to show an unlimited and booming for high-end know-how, guns, surveillance, and prisons. whereas politicians and firms attain sizeable gains, the reports of thousands of fellows, ladies, and youngsters element to astounding humanitarian effects. Border Patrol Nation exhibits us in stark aid how the total nation has turn into a militarized border region, with outcomes that have an effect on us all.
Todd Miller has labored on and written approximately US border concerns for over fifteen years.
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