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"In his scathing and deeply suggested exam of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the corporation has long past rogue because the Sept. eleven terrorist assaults, trampling at the dignity and rights of the undocumented with military-style strategies. . . . Miller's booklet arrives at a second whilst it seems that a part of the place of birth safeguard gear is backpedaling by way of promising to tone down its strategies, probably prodded via investigative journalism, possibly by way of the revelations of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. . . . Border Patrol is sort of in all probability the correct booklet on the correct time . . . "--Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

“At the beginning of his unsettling and significant new booklet, Border Patrol Nation, Miller observes that nowadays 'it is usual to determine the Border Patrol in places--such as Erie, Pennsylvania; Rochester, ny; or Forks, Washington--where in basic terms fifteen years in the past it is going to 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 superb tale. Miller’s publication is stuffed with proof, and it’s transparent he’s outraged, yet he offers voices to humans on each aspect of the difficulty. . . . Miller’s e-book is an interesting read.. . . and convey the paintings of Susan Orlean to mind."--Amanda Eyre Ward Kirkus Reviews

"Todd Miller's worthy and gripping ebook, Border Patrol kingdom: Dispatches from front strains of native land defense is the tale of ways this country’s borders are being remodeled into up-armored, seriously militarized zones run by means of a border-industrial complicated. it really is an success and an eye fixed opener."--Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

"What Jeremy Scahill was once to Blackwater, Todd Miller is to the U.S. Border Patrol!"--Tom Miller, writer, On the Border: snap shots of America's Southwestern Frontier

"Todd Miller has entered a mystery global, and he has long gone deep. . . . Powerful."--Luis Alberto Urrea, writer of The Devil's road: 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 americans and criminal immigrants in addition to the undocumented. as well as readers attracted to immigration concerns, these desirous about the NSA’s privateness violations will be much more stunned by means of the activities of native land Security."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Armed specialists watch from a military-grade surveillance tower as traces of individuals move towards the safety checkpoint, tickets in hand, nervous and excited to get in the course of the gate. Few appear to realize 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 are actually getting used, in an more and more militarized type, to survey and video display the total of yankee society.

In fast paced prose, Todd Miller sounds an alarm as he chronicles the altering panorama. touring the country—and beyond—to converse with the folk such a lot concerned with and impacted by way of the Border Patrol, he combines those first-hand encounters with cautious examine to show an enormous and booming for high-end know-how, guns, surveillance, and prisons. whereas politicians and firms gain tremendous earnings, the studies of thousands of fellows, ladies, and youngsters element to fabulous humanitarian effects. Border Patrol Nation indicates us in stark aid how the full nation has turn into a militarized border sector, with results that have an effect on us all.

Todd Miller has labored on and written approximately US border matters for over fifteen years.

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