New Opinion Piece: Police-State Tactics at the U.S.-Mexico Border / by Bear Guerra

Here’s Ruxandra’s latest (and last) opinion column for High Country News for a while: "What once happened elsewhere, under faraway authoritarian regimes, is now taking place in front of us and rapidly eroding the moral core of American society... It is worth repeating these truths again and again: Illegal crossings are currently at a 46-year low. The National Guard has no business enforcing immigration laws. Asylum seekers are not criminals. And ultimately, there is no need for razor wire along the border wall in Nogales, Arizona, nor for taller concrete planks along the San Diego border."

Read the essay here.