Timothy J. Dunn



Border Militarization Via Drug and Immigration Enforcement: Human Rights Implications

Dunn’s article notes that the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border has human rights implications beyond immigration and border issues. He focuses on the tragic killing of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr., a young Mexican-American in Redford, Texas. Dunn argues that the Southwest border is the key locus of militarized enforcement in the U.S., as well as the site of the longest-running manifestation of such efforts, with the deepest institutional ties between the military and police bodies.

intelligence/surveillance, border militarization, immigration enforcement, human rights, border patrols — United States, Hernandez, Esequiel, Mexican-American border region, United States — military policy, United States — social policy — drug control policy

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 2 (2001): 7-30