Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University. His newest book, "The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America" (Metropolitan Books), will be published in March. He is the author of "Fordlandia," shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, "The Empire of Necessity", which won the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes in American history, "Kissinger’s Shadow," and "Empire's Workshop," among other books.
The War on ImmigrantsHow the U.S. Weaponized the Border Wall
The idea of weaponizing the border reaches back to at least the 1970s, when the U.S. began to turn its attention away from the Vietnam War.
The War on ImmigrantsThe Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924
Since its founding, the U.S. Border Patrol has arguably been the most politicized and abusive branch of federal law enforcement.