Border Patrol Has Evolved Into Trump’s Shock Troops

When I first created the poster, Donald Trump’s Deportation Force in 2015 many individuals criticized it as an exaggeration. Although some saw Trump’s hatred of immigrants worrisome they nonetheless felt that America would push back. To equate the Border Patrol as a Deportation Force they argued was too much. Fast forward to today and the… Read More Border Patrol Has Evolved Into Trump’s Shock Troops

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Border Mic – Episode 8 – I Am a Legal Immigrant and I Fear ICE

I am a legal immigrant and I fear ICE. In today’s episode I discuss why abolishing ICE is the wrong debate. Instead, America should return to the three agencies it had before 9/11 – Immigration and Naturalization, Customs and Border Patrol. This would eliminate the call to abolish ICE and focus the debate on the… Read More Border Mic – Episode 8 – I Am a Legal Immigrant and I Fear ICE

Veronica Escobar Puts Nancy Pelosi Before Immigrants and Border Issues

Yesterday, Nancy Pelosi won the Democratic nomination for Speaker even though there was talk that she may not be supported by incoming Democrat and some reelected representatives. Pelosi must still be elected by the whole body in January, where the rebellion to her leadership are hoping to block her. Although the vote was secret, we… Read More Veronica Escobar Puts Nancy Pelosi Before Immigrants and Border Issues

U.S. Border Military Deployments

Shortly before the Midterms, Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to the border in response to the “invaders” heading to America. Many, including some Republicans, have called the military deployment a “stunt”. The so-called “invaders” – migrants in a caravan trekking through México – didn’t make it to the border until after the Midterms. Even… Read More U.S. Border Military Deployments

ISIS in the US

While xenophobic politicians and political operatives continue to mischaracterize the US-Mexico border as a terrorist magnet the real danger to the US homeland is within its own borders far from the US-Mexico region. Immigrants have always been the scapegoats for politicians who are intent on politicking instead of governing. Normally this is not a problem,… Read More ISIS in the US

Muslims in Mexico

The continuing debate about whether there are jihadist terrorists on the US-Mexico border preparing to attack the US continues to focus on sensational headlines rather than on the facts. Is it possible that jihadist terrorists could use the US-Mexico border to mount an attack on the US? The answer is yes. However, is it probable?… Read More Muslims in Mexico

The Facts: the US-Mexico Border and Terrorists

While Rick Perry mobilizes his weekend warriors to “protect” the border from terrorism and Barack Obama plays immigration politics, the real danger is materializing in the middle of the US heartland. Fringe extremists and politicians looking for votes love to pontificate about the dangers of the porous US-Mexico border while the real problem lies within… Read More The Facts: the US-Mexico Border and Terrorists