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120,042. Bad hombres pouring in from Mexico with gangs, guns and violence. How we gonna stop this? Easy. We’re gonna form a gang and use guns and violence. (United States of America & Gangstas & Border) Baron Cohen, Who is America? III, Channel 4 2018
108,166. They’re [immigrants] crossing a border – the Mexico/US border which like state borders generally was established by brutal violence and aggression. The US conquered half of Mexico. President Grant described it as, who fought in it, described it as the most wicked war in history. Noam Chomsky, Talks at Google 4th April 2014, Youtube 1.02.41
106,572. This is the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. There are no towns or villages here. Hundreds of miles of 70 degree heat and rattlesnakes. But this is a pathway to the American Dream. And it’s a dangerous one. In the last five years more than 1,000 people have died trying to walk across this patch of desert. (Immigration & South & Arizona & Border) Stacey Dooley in the USA: Border Wars, BBC 2017
106,573. They prepare for their journey in a small town close to the border - it’s called Altar. (Immigration & South & Arizona & Border) ibid.
106,574. Charging up to $7,000 dollars for the trip. (Immigration & South & Arizona & Border) ibid.
106,575. The US border agency was out on patrol. (Immigration & South & Arizona & Border) ibid.
106,576. Maria is now one of six million Mexicans living illegally in America. They mostly work in low-paid farming, cleaning or construction jobs. Maria’s found herself a job picking fruit. (Immigration & South & Arizona & Border) ibid.
76,999. A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. (Immigration & Border) Ronald Reagan
99,612. We will build a great wall along the southern border. (United States & Immigration & Border & Trump) Donald J Trump
136,407. SECURE THE BORDER! BUILD A WALL! (Trump & Border) ibid. Tweet 15,833 5th August 2014, Trump: Tweets from the White House, Channel 4 2020
103,815. The American side retrieved the body. Yes, frequently the people trying to get to the United States. Unfortunately, recently there were some children who drowned who tried to cross and drowned. (Immigration & Border) Which Way Home, 2009
103,816. Mexican freight trains are used by migrants trying to reach the United States. Among the thousands that ride the trains, roughly 5% are children travelling alone. (Immigration & Border) ibid.
103,817. Child migrants who are detained in Mexico are taken to the Tapachula Detention Center. (Immigration & Border) ibid.
103,818. Each year the border patrol apprehends 100,000 children trying to enter the US. (Immigration & Border) ibid.
103,819. ‘I have lived fifteen years on the streets. I was a drug addict … I’d like to have a family where I can get the love I never had.’ (Immigration & Border) ibid. boy
104,202. Nogales, Mexico: Right on the US border and a port for black-market franchises. (Immigration & Border) Underworld Inc s2eS: Tricks of the Trade, 2015
104,203. To get there [US] without capture Francisco teaches them some of the tricks of the trade. (Immigration & Border) ibid.
104,204. That journey means five days on foot in the Sonoran desert. (Immigration & Border) ibid.
107,700. 1993 Operation: Hold the Line. How Corporations Profit From Border Militarization, Brave New Films short 2015, caption
107,701. In the 1990s we start seeing this agressive new version of border militarization. ibid. Roberto Lovato
107,702. It has nothing to do with immigration and everything to do with security of elite interests. ibid.
109,970. This is one of the world’s most dangerous borders holding neighbours India and Pakistan apart. 2,000 miles long it slices through extraordinary landscapes and divides millions of people who once lived alongside each other. (Border & India & Pakistan) Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India and Pakistan I, BBC 2017
109,971. The state of Gujarat marks the start of the border here. (Border & India & Pakistan) ibid.
109,972. Karachi: a vibrate metropolis of over 20,000,000 people. (Border & India & Pakistan) ibid.
109,973. These African Pakistanis have been on the Indian subcontinent for hundreds of years. (Border & India & Pakistan) ibid.
109,974. There’s only three places on the entire border between India and Pakistan where you can cross. (Border & India & Pakistan) ibid.
110,185. There has been frequent conflict along this border. (Border & India & Pakistan) To this day very few can cross. Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India and Pakistan II
110,186. This [solar park] is just one part of a huge collaboration between Pakistan and China. (Border & Pakistan) ibid.
110,187. We’re in the beating heart of the Punjab: Lahore. (Border & Pakistan) ibid.
110,188. It’s estimated that up to two million Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus died, and over forteen million people were forced to move during partition. (Border & Pakistan & India) ibid.
110,189. 70% of Pakistanis are under the age of 20. (Border & Pakistan) ibid.
110,512. I plan to explore Pakistan’s remote north heading to the city of Gilgit, passing through the Hunza valley and ending my journey in Thalay, just twenty-five miles from the disputed border with India where troops face each other in a bitter stand-off. The two countries have fought four wars since partition: In 1947, 65, 71 & 99. (Border & Pakistan & India) Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India and Pakistan III
110,513. Jammu & Kashmir: I’m three hundred miles away … Here they are just as battle ready. (Border & Pakistan & India) ibid.
110,514. 28 people were killed last year by cross-border shooting and shelling. (Border & Pakistan & India) ibid.
110,515. Last year during four months of mass protest against the India army more than 100 Kashmiri civilians were killed and 17,000 were injured. (Border & Pakistan & India) ibid.
110,748. In 2016 Donald Trump pledged to build a wall between the US and Mexico. The issue has divided America and deeply offended its southern neighbour. (Trump & Border) Trump’s War on the Border, Channel 4 2017
110,749. The US/Mexican border spans 2,000 miles of rivers, mountains and inhospitable desert. Half a million illegal immigrants cross into the US every year. 46,000 border agents have the job of trying to stop them. (Trump & Border) ibid.
110,750. There are currently over 600 miles of fence, much of it running through border towns leaving families divided either side. (Trump & Border) ibid.
110,751. Arizona Border Recon – a group of vigilantes who defend the border. (Trump & Border) ibid.
110,752. Since 2001 over 2,500 human remains have been recovered from the desert. (Trump & Border) ibid.
120,014. The US/Mexico border: an iron curtain across the desert that actually leaks like a sieve - and I’m talking about music. The border is a meltingpot of Mexican and American race and culture. Where romance meets with reality. It’s a place of nostalgic escape and a broken road to the American dream. Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border, BBC 2018
120,015. Since the late 90s Mexican drug cartels have fought an all-out war to control this lucrative American gateway. ibid.
120,094. The border with the US: drugs triple in price as soon as they cross it. (Gangstas & Drugs & Border) Jason Fox, Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the Real Narcos I, Channel 4 2018
123,285. In 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed, brokering a peace deal between Republicans and Unionists in Northern Ireland. Nearly a decade later Al Jazeera visited Belfast to explore ongoing divisions in the city. (Northern Ireland & Belfast & Border) Walls of Shame: Northern Ireland’s Troubles, Al Jazeera 2016/2007
123,286. The modern history of Northern Ireland has been dominated by one thing: the Troubles. (Northern Ireland & Belfast & Border) ibid.
123,287. What Northern Ireland has now is not so much peace as an absence of conflict. (Northern Ireland & Belfast & Border) ibid.
123,288. Today there are believed to be 41 deliberate barriers across Belfast. (Northern Ireland & Belfast & Border) ibid.
123,305. In 2002 the Israel-Palestinian conflict was further inflamed as a contentious border was cast in concrete … The wall is just over 700 kilometres long, so far … It goes deep into Palestinian territory. (Border & Palestine) Walls of Shame: West Bank Separation Wall, Al Jazeera 2016
123,503. ‘We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs, and to stop the drugs pouring into our communities.’ US & the Wall: Deportees in Mexico Unwanted by either side after decades in US, RT 2018, Trump
123,504. Tijuana is one of the most dangerous places in the country: ‘They are all people. Some have been deported. ibid.
123,505. ‘Bandits use night vision. They rob and kidnap people.’ ibid. local
123,506. US Army service doesn’t entitle veterans to US citizenship. ibid. caption
123,507. ‘We find shotgun shells; people firing at the migrants.’ ibid. water-aid local
123,508. ‘The Wall doesn’t stop people; it kills people.’ ibid. local
123,509. ‘They don’t want you over there, and they don’t want you over here .. in the land of no-one’ ibid.
123,510. Once a week, authorities allow illegal immigrants living in the US to talk to relatives on the other side of the fence. ibid.