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The Border Patrol’s Out-of-Control Growth
by Todd MillerOtherWords
October 30th, 2013
The Border Patrol is the largest U.S. federal law enforcement agency. Its 60,000 agents make our border forces more than double the size of Ecuador’s army. Some policymakers want even more militarization of the border, with $46 billion included in the immigration reform bill the Senate passed in June.
COLORLINES MAGAZINE: Wars on the U.S.-Mexico Border Divide and Conquer
March 21st, 2011
National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto is featured in a hard-hitting piece on U.S. policy towards Mexico.
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE: Military Aid Spurs Violence in Mexico
March 9th, 2011
Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and Mexico, Presidents Obama and Calderon decide to stay the course on aid to the Mexican military - despite the evidence that it only spurs more violence.
PRESS TV: More U.S. aid won't end Mexico's drug war
February 14th, 2011
Four years have proven that the Mérida Initiative is a reckless strategy contributing to massive bloodshed in Mexico. So why is the U.S. granting the Initiative an extension and additional funding?
HOLA! TENNESSE: Migración forzada: atacando el problema desde la raíz
December 18th, 2010
National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto marks International Migrants Day with a call to address the roots of immigration: U.S. foreign policy.
PORTLAND OBSERVER: Get Sensible About Migration
July 27th, 2010
An opinion editorial by Witness for Peace Regional Organizer Colette Cosner
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: U.S. agencies abuse Mexican immigrants
April 18th, 2010
Under the guise of protecting the country from drug smugglers and Mexican cartels, the U.S. government uses tax dollars to abuse undocumented immigrants.
NEWSDAY: Long Island residents on a mission of understanding in Mexico
February 20th, 2010
15 Long Islanders explore the roots of migration to the U.S. on a Witness for Peace delegation to San Juan Sosola, Mexico.
HAMPTONS ONLINE: What Drives Migration? Surprise, It's Corn
February 1st, 2010
A delegation of 15 Long Islanders - which included educators, university students, and government appointees from both Nassau and Suffolk counties - traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and made a surprising discovery. They learned that Mexican migration patterns are inextricably linked to the global price of corn.
NACLA: The War on Drugs War is a War on the Poor
December 21st, 2009
The war on drugs in Guerrero, like much of the rest of Mexico, is a head-on collision between poverty and militarization.
SEACOAST ONLINE: Stand Up for Immigration Reform
October 7th, 2009
A letter to the editor published by Witness for Peace supporter Miles Freeman exposes the roots of migration: U.S. trade policy.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Forced migration from Mexico
September 21st, 2009
WFP Southeast Regional Organizer Gail Phares advocates immigration and trade reform based on her experience leading a delegation to Mexico.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES: NAFTA is our problem, not immigration
August 30th, 2009
An opinion editorial by Mexico-based Witness for Peace International Team member Alexis Ball.
NACLA: Megaprojects & Militarization
May 29th, 2009
As Mexican security budgets inflate with U.S. aid intended to combat the rising power of drug trafficking and organized crime these funds are increasingly being used to protect the interests of multinational corporations.
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: More of the same drug war isn’t the answer
April 27th, 2009
Witness for Peace Regional Director Jess Hunter-Bowman critiques the application of militarized anti-drug measures in Mexico.
TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT: Military response won’t halt drug flow
April 21st, 2009
A letter to the editor on Mexico's drug-related violence and NAFTA by Witness for Peace supporter Jenaro Rodriguez.
DAILY GAZETTE: Military approach not enough to win drug war
April 21st, 2009
Letter to the editor on Mexico's drug-related violence and NAFTA by Witness for Peace supporter Luisa Torres.
YES WEEKLY: Border Crossings
March 18th, 2009
Witness for Peace sends a delegation of North Carolina leaders to Oaxaca, Mexico to examine the root causes of immigration to their state.
COMMON DREAMS: Food crisis in Mexico is linked to U.S. policies, bodes for increased immigration
August 12th, 2008
Witness for Peace's Mexico-based International Team analyzes the U.S. policies at the root of Mexico's food crisis.
NACLA REPORT ON THE AMERICAS: Keeping trade fair in Mexico
March 26th, 2006
An opinion editorial by Hope Bastian of the Mexico-based International Team.

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