Study Up For 'Think': Seeing America Through The Minutemen's Night Vision Googles

Jun 18, 2013

What compels the Minutemen to hunt for undocumented immigrants? What kind of country are they longing for? Could there be more than border control behind the movement? Think host Krys Boyd talks to Harel Shapira, assistant professor of sociology at UT Austin, at noon. He spent time on the Arizona-Mexico border with the controversial paramilitary group for his new book Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America.

Listen to Shapira recount his time using thermal scopes with Minutemen who have nicknames like "Blowfish" below. "We're not here to catch Mexicans, are we?" Shapira asks at end.

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