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Lives in TransitViolence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey$
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Wendy A. Vogt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298545

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298545.001.0001

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The Arterial Border

The Arterial Border

(p.51) 2 The Arterial Border
Lives in Transit

Wendy A. Vogt

University of California Press

This chapter develops the concept of the arterial border to understand Mexico’s diffused immigration enforcement strategy. It traces the development and enactment of Mexico’s arterial border from the 1980s to the present and includes three examples of how abuse, extortion and sexual violence operate as migrants encounter state agents. This chapter also introduces the shifting dynamics and novel strategies migrants develop as they are funneled into more clandestine transit routes.

Keywords:   Arterial border, Immigration enforcement, Security, Militarization, Sexual violence, State Violence

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