The Resource Our 50-state border crisis : how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America, Howard G. Buffett

Our 50-state border crisis : how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America, Howard G. Buffett

Label
Our 50-state border crisis : how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America
Title
Our 50-state border crisis
Title remainder
how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America
Statement of responsibility
Howard G. Buffett
Title variation
Our fifty-state border crisis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules--and killing us in record numbers. People often talk about America's insecure borders and our raging opioid crisis as if they are separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the U.S. border with Mexico and, after five years as a sworn law enforcement officer, now the sheriff of Macon County, Illinois, the two are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm's way, they put American lives in states such as Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk. Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants--all while profiting enormously off America's growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn't a wall. In this groundbreaking and vivid book, Buffett takes readers to the rugged terrain of the Arizona and Texas border country, where the drama and heartbreak of drug smuggling and migrant crossings play out every day. He also takes us to Mexico and El Salvador, showing how devastating poverty and cartel violence spur migration. Supplemented by sixteen pages of Buffett's own photography, [this book] outlines a realistic, effective, and bipartisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos south of the border."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buffett, Howard G
Dewey number
363.28/409721
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.B84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Human smuggling
  • Border security
  • Border security
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Human smuggling
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Our 50-state border crisis : how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America, Howard G. Buffett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Senator Heidi Haitkamp -- Part I: Costs and consequences. Red Shoes "walk up" ; Lights off, pistols ready ; Stepping on the balloon ; An expensive juggling act ; Sanctuaries and "slam dunks" ; Drug cartels and Decaturs ; What about demand? ; Too much, too fast ; Barriers -- Part II: Countries of origin. Red Shoes Honduras ; Stolen harvests ; Two-legged predators ; Prison or the cemetery ; Silencing the canary ; Red Shoes on the road again -- Part III: What needs to change. Reboot command of the border ; Respect and work with Mexico ; Create a persistent presence ; Reduce demand for drugs and illegal labor ; Support peace and security in our hemisphere -- Epilogue: Orange Shoes in Arizona
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316476614
Lccn
2017052341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021064856
  • 1721548
  • (OCoLC)on1021064856
  • 1721548
Label
Our 50-state border crisis : how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America, Howard G. Buffett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Senator Heidi Haitkamp -- Part I: Costs and consequences. Red Shoes "walk up" ; Lights off, pistols ready ; Stepping on the balloon ; An expensive juggling act ; Sanctuaries and "slam dunks" ; Drug cartels and Decaturs ; What about demand? ; Too much, too fast ; Barriers -- Part II: Countries of origin. Red Shoes Honduras ; Stolen harvests ; Two-legged predators ; Prison or the cemetery ; Silencing the canary ; Red Shoes on the road again -- Part III: What needs to change. Reboot command of the border ; Respect and work with Mexico ; Create a persistent presence ; Reduce demand for drugs and illegal labor ; Support peace and security in our hemisphere -- Epilogue: Orange Shoes in Arizona
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316476614
Lccn
2017052341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021064856
  • 1721548
  • (OCoLC)on1021064856
  • 1721548

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