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US border control

Democracy Now is running a story on No More Deaths’ Dan Millis, who was convicted of littering last year for leaving water out for Mexicans crossing illegally into the USA.

I spent a week with No More Deaths last year and wrote a piece about it for New Matilda. Good to see the issue’s alive and well in the US, and disappointing to see nothing has changed on it since the election.

Isabel Garcia of Derechos Humanos says “I think the Obama administration is smart, competent and totally unaware of what’s going on along this border.” Let’s hope she’s right, and they are made aware, though i suspect this swine flu business will be used as an excuse for further tightening.

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Jennifer Mills is the fiction editor at Overland. Her latest novel, Dyschronia, is out through Picador.

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