US and Texas Border Wars

We discuss Governor Abbott’s harmful tactics at the Rio Grande River in an attempt to deter migrant crossings along the US-Mexico border. The state of Texas has begun deploying a marine floating barrier. Guests of the program are Robbie Florez of the Eagle Pass Border Coalition; Adrianna Martinez, a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Placido Salazar, a local journalist; and, Michelle Alexander, an attorney and civil rights activist as well as the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”.

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