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An American mother's view of our militarized border

An American mother's view of our militarized border

On International Human Rights Day, which also marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations signing onto the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, I traveled with the California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to join over 400 faith leaders and activists on the militarized San-Diego/Tijuana border zone to seek the protection of the human right to migrate, and to draw attention to the dangerous precedent of the militarization of our border communities.

Arms-locked, we marched along the shore, over the wet sand, toward the massive border wall topped with concertina wire. Border guards packed with military weapons and gear stood in a tight formation...

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