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Qualitative Sociology
May 12, 2018

The Prison and the Border: An Ethnography of Shifting Border Security Logics
By Patrisia Macías-Rojas

When Streamline extended to the Tucson Border Patrol Sector in January 2008, Arizona was projecting a $1.7 billion deficit, one of the worst in the country (Sunnucks 2008). Congressional funds for immigration prosecution enabled the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona to hire new attorneys. Despite initial opposition to Streamline, federal funding for information technology, personnel, and detention and prison beds provided financial incentives for the U.S. Attorney’s Office to expand its partnership with the Border Patrol......[Citing TRAC data and reports].

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