A damning portrait of the U.S.-Mexico border, where militaristic
fantasies are unleashed, violent technologies are tested, and
immigrants are targeted.
Over the past three
decades, U.S. immigration and border security policies have turned
the southern states into conflict zones, spawned a network of
immigrant detention centers, and unleashed an army of ICE agents into
cities across the country.
journalist John Carlos Frey reveals in this groundbreaking book, the
war against immigrants has been escalating for decades, fueled by
defense contractors and lobbyists seeking profits and
politicians–Republicans and Democrats alike–who relied on racist
fear-mongering to turn out votes. After 9/11, while Americans’
attention was trained on the Middle East and the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the War on Terror was ramping up on our own soil–aimed
not at terrorists but at economic migrants, refugees, and families
from South and Central America seeking jobs, safety, and freedom in
But we are no safer.
Instead, families are being ripped apart, undocumented people are
living in fear, and thousands of migrants have died in detention or
crossing the border.
Taking readers to
the Border Patrol outposts, unmarked graves, detention centers, and
halls of power, Sand and Blood is a frightening, essential
story we must not ignore.