New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a presentation on the book “Border Patrol Nations: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security” by Todd Miller at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.
Miller, a journalist with experience writing about U.S.-Mexican border issues, tells the story of the U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security’s reach into lives of U.S. citizens, legal immigrants and undocumented immigrants in his first book.
“I read an advance copy of “Border Patrol Nation” a few months ago,” said Molly Molloy, library professor. “It is an excellent piece of reporting and research about the militarization of the border, not just at the geographic borders of the U.S., but inside the country as well.
“The Border Patrol now operates anywhere and everywhere in the country where the undocumented, or people who look like they might be undocumented, live and work. The current administration has deported more than 2 million people in recent years, leaving broken families in communities all over the country. Todd Miller talks to immigrant families, workers, employers and members of the U.S. security apparatus and tells us how it really works.”
Additionally, the book will be available for purchase at the talk.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information visitclabs.nmsu.edu.