Dougherty, John
February 2007
High Country News;2/19/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p8
The article discusses the developments of the once-quiet homeland of the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona which was now turned into a police state. Due to illegal drugs and the surge of immigrants from Mexico, the U.S. decided to assign Border Patrol officer. Before, it was only a barbed-wire fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico and no U.S. law enforcement group or Tohono O'odham tribal police are delegated to check documents as people travel in and out at a crossing, the San Miguel Gate. O'odham tribal members, through the San Miguel Gate, enter Mexico to shop at their flea market rather than travel far. Border Patrol officials said some smugglers just drive through the gate, hoping they can enter far enough to deliver narcotics or human.


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