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AP Explains: Why US militarization of border isn't new

Russell Contreras

June 5, 2018

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Miguel Levario, a Texas Tech history professor and author of "Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy," said the U.S. government erected military bases such as Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, for the sole purpose of removing Native Americans from lands. "It had little to do with immigration," Levario said.

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