De-Manufacturing Consent- New World Border: Homeland Security State & the Politics of Walls

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Todd Miller On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Todd Miller, a journalist and author of the new book Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security. We discuss the emergence of the “border-industrial complex,” and how its political effects extend beyond the Southwestern United States […]

Failure to Obey Suspicionless Interrogation

Checkpoint Refusal Activism & the CBP Backlash In my last column, I laid out the history of the area near the border of the United States known as the “constitution-free zone” (CFZ). This policy, rooted in xenophobia and stemming from restrictions on immigration, prohibitions on substances associated with immigrants, and the all out “war on […]

The Constitution-Free Zone: Fact and Fiction

Misconceptions and Lack of Historical Context Undermine Gravity of the Issue By Guillermo Jimenez In recent months, there has been a growth in the level of interest and curiosity regarding the area near the border of the United States known as the “constitution-free zone.” Persistent civil disobedience, viral “checkpoint refusal” videos on YouTube, and unlawful […]