Todd Miller is the author of Bor­der Patrol Nation: Dis­patch­es From the Front Lines of Home­land Secu­ri­ty. He has writ­ten on bor­der and immi­gra­tion issues for the New York Times, Al Jazeera Amer­i­ca, and NACLA Report on the Amer­i­c­as and its blog Bor­der Wars, among oth­er places. You can fol­low him on twit­ter @memomiller and view more of his work at tod​dwmiller​.word​press​.com.Gabriel M. Schivone, a writer from Tuc­son, has worked as a human­i­tar­i­an vol­un­teer in the Mexico‑U.S. bor­der­lands for more than six years. He blogs at Elec­tron­ic Intifa­da and Huff­in­g­ton Post’s Lati­no Voic­es.” His arti­cles have appeared in the Ari­zona Dai­ly Star, the Ari­zona Repub­lic, Stu­dent­Na­tion, the Guardian, and McClatchy News­pa­pers, among oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. You can fol­low him on Twit­ter @GSchivone.
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