The Consequences of a Militarized Border


More border security. That’s what opponents of immigration reform have repeatedly called for and is one the main reasons why reform has stalled in the House of Representatives.

The immigration reform bill that passed in the Senate allocates an additional $23 billion toward border security over the next decade, while doubling the number of agents. This would be in addition to the $18 billion that we already spend every year, which is more than what we spend on the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals, DEA and the Secret Service – combined.

A new op-doc from the New York Times details one of the consequences of our increasingly militarized border. Some 2,200 people have been found dead in the Arizona desert since 2001.

Is this what we want? Does it have to be this way? Watch the video below.

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