In the 30 years that politicians have pursued prevention-by-deterrence to manage migration, the reality is that migratory flows have resisted these policies. People on the move have already accepted the tremendous risk that comes with attempting to cross borders to seek a dignified life. While the US has invested billions of dollars in attempting to militarize the border to strengthen the deterrence factor, the true cost of the policy should be understood by the countless families separated, individuals injured and the lives lost at the hand of the US immigration policies.

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