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Todd Miller: Empire of Borders
May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Todd Miller discusses his recent book Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World
This author presentation, discussion and Q and A will stream here https://www.facebook.com/revbooksnyc/
The United States is outsourcing its border patrol abroad—and essentially expanding its borders in the process.
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Journalist Todd Miller reveals in Empire of Borders, the nature of US borders has changed. These boundaries have effectively expanded thousands of miles outside of US territory to encircle not simply American land but Washington’s interests. Resources, training, and agents from the United States infiltrate the Caribbean and Central America; they reach across the Canadian border; and they go even farther afield, enforcing the division between Global South and North.
*Empire of Borders* traces the rise of this border regime. It delves into the practices of “extreme vetting,” which raise the possibility of “ideological” tests and cyber-policing for migrants and visitors, a level of scrutiny that threatens fundamental freedoms and allows, once again, for America’s security concerns to infringe upon the sovereign rights of other nations.
In Syria, Guatemala, Kenya, Palestine, Mexico, the Philippines, and elsewhere, Miller finds that borders aren’t making the world safe—they are the frontline in a global war against the poor.