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Calling the border security act the Senate passed on June 27 “immigration reform” is like calling the National Security Agency’s expanding global surveillance system a domestic telecommunications upgrade. It’s really all about the country that the United States is becoming -- one of the police and the policed.

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The U.S.-Mexico border was the "line of scrimmage" and the rest of the world a football field inside the brightly-lit convention hall in Phoenix, where hundreds of salespeople peddling their border-enforcement products and national security wares were scrambling for an edge in the exploding markets of border patrol and social control.

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