- Title Pages
- Part I Running for the Border to Escape Justice
- 1 El Fugitivo
- Part II Economic Motivations for Southbound Border Runs
- 2 Gringos in Paradise
- 3 A Giant Sucking Sound
- Part III Illicit Motivations for Southbound Border Runs
- 4 Margaritaville
- 5 Losin’ It
- 6 Going Southbound
- Part IV Economic Motivations for Northbound Border Runs
- 7 Rum-Running for the Border
- 8 Acapulco Gold
- 9 Coming to America
- Part V A Framework for Comprehensive Border Reform
- 10 Lessons from 150 Years of Border Crossings
- 11 Good Neighbor Immigration Policy
- 12 Reefer Madness
- 13 A Framework for Southbound Crossings
- 14 Laws the Border Leaves Behind
- About the Author
- (p.163) 12 Reefer Madness
- Run For the Border
Steven W. Bender
- NYU Press
Tackling the other contentious border issue today, this chapter articulates the facet of the proposed harm reduction agenda that sweeps aside the current protocol in which undocumented immigration, drug trafficking, and the amorphous terrorist threat define our U.S.-Mexico border agenda and push us toward militarizing the border to no avail in stopping entries. The drug reform proposal couples decriminalization of certain less harmful drugs with an increased regulatory emphasis on the demand side in the form of funding addiction and treatment programs.
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