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James Gibney

America’s Southwest Border Is Not Out of Control

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy creates more problems than it solves.

Better than the 1990s.

Better than the 1990s.

Photographer: Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s vision of the U.S. southwestern border verges on the apocalyptic.

“Caravans are heading here,” he claims. “Deadly ravages of drugs, gangs and crime [are] pouring across our border,” while legal loopholes allow in murderers and thieves who have “transformed once-peaceful neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields.”