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.