Stories by Tom Barry

Tom Barry is the author of Border Wars (Boston Review Books). He blogs at subscribe to Tom Barry's feed

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It’s rare to hear a politician speak favorably of immigration reform without the requisite nod to border security.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The border security hawks are circling again.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Congress seems more interested in promoting drone proliferation than in oversight. A Washington, D.C., summit seeks to educate the public on the use and abuse of drones.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Private contractors have taken over Texas border security operations, but are falsely identifying themselves as affiliates of state programs.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

DHS has little to show for its drone spending spree other than stacks of seized marijuana and a few thousand immigrants who crossed the border without visas.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Going into the electoral season, the immigration and drug policy crises have worsened.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Drones play an increasing role in foreign wars, on the border, and in Congress.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

More than other border hawks, Rick Perry has infused border security with a populist rage.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Heavy on outsourcing and lacking documented success, the "Texas model"of border security's features are not original, but borrowed directly from the DHS or the military.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The criminal justice system is overwhelmed, our prisons are crowded with immigrants, and the flagging "war on drugs" has been given new life at home and abroad.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: Boston Review

The speculative public-private detention center represents the new face of imprisonment in America.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2009, Source: Center for International Policy

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, both legal and illegal, are at the center of a huge prisoner outsourcing business.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009, Source: Americas Policy Program

Residents are alternately bemused and angry at the border security buildup.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009, Source: Americas Policy Program

Napolitano doesn't have the power to change immigration law. She's there to administer the department, enforce the law, and keep the homeland secure.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: Dollars and Sense

The "enforcement only" policy has fostered a national immigrant prison complex that feeds on ever-increasing numbers of arrested immigrants.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008, Source: Americas Policy Program

If the restrictionists have their way, the drive against undocumented immigrants will be taken to legal immigrants in the near future.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source: Americas Policy Program

ICE has created a multi-billion dollar industry for holding immigrants deemed "removable" by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Posted on: Apr 11, 2005, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

A comprehensive look at John Bolton's career reveals a man who champions extremism in the service of expediency.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2004, Source: In These Times

The Pentagon neocons who brought you the war in Iraq have a new target.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court didn't see fit to definitively remove 'under God' from the Pledge. But perhaps 'under God' isn't worth fighting over -- instead, let's fight for liberty and justice for all.

Posted on: May 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The neoconservative plan to invade and occupy Iraq would not have succeeded without the support of 'centrists' closely associated with the Democratic Leadership Council.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

A small group of right-wing strategists, ideologues, and operatives have hijacked U.S. foreign policy, shifting it to the extreme right.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

In order to regain its lost legitimacy, G8 forum must move away from its free trade ideology which has led to increasing social and economic polarization.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Not since the 1950s has the political rhetoric about the fight between American good and foreign-bred evil reached such a feverish pitch.