Last updated March 26, 2023. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
Tag: Civil-Military Relations
The Texas Border County at the Center of a Dangerous Right-Wing Experiment
Published by the Intercept on October 12, 2022.
A report from Kinney County, Texas, along the border between Del Rio and Eagle Pass, where local leadership enthusiastically backs the Texas state government’s anti-migrant measures.
Bajo la Bota
Publicado por la Fundación para la Justicia y otras organizaciones el 24 de mayo de 2022.
A multimedia microsite about the increasing use of military force to confront migration in Mexico, the United States, and elsewhere in the region.
The National Guard Soldiers Trying to Unionize
Published by the New Yorker on April 26, 2022.
National Guardsmen assigned to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) “Operation Lone Star” are seeking to exercise a new federal right to form a union.
National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission
Published by the Texas Tribune on March 16, 2022.
A new investigation of Texas’s troubled National Guard border deployment finds that some Guardsmen have been ordered to station themselves outside some of the wealthiest private ranches in south Texas, where they have little to do.
Inside a Massive Human Smuggling Ring Led by US Marines
Published by Vice on February 15, 2022.
Over a dozen U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, California have been court-martialed for smuggling undocumented migrants beginning in 2019.
Greg Abbott’s Border Theater Is Having Disastrous Consequences for Everyone Involved
Published by The Intercept on February 2, 2022.
An overview of human rights issues, morale problems, and mission questions surrounding the Texas state government’s large National Guard deployment.
Death, drugs and a disbanded unit: How the Guard’s Mexico border mission fell apart
Published by Army Times on December 8, 2021.
An investigation exposes serious mission, morale, discipline, and equipment problems in the federal government’s National Guard mission at the border.
Evaluation of the United States Military Support of Department of Homeland Security Southern Border Security Operations Under Title 10 Authority
Published by the Department of Defense Inspector-General on August 18, 2020.
A detailed look at the funding, management, and legal authority for the Trump administration’s deployments of military personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border. (Link at dodig.mil)