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The geopolitical lines of territorial sovereignty in the United States follow the color line. The study of borders requires an inquiry of race and/as technology, which, since the mid-twentieth century, means data technopolitics and enmity. Data are not a singular element but an outwardly expanding amalgam connected to multiplying practices and procedures, people, organizations, technologies, and funding rationales. In the context of the US-Mexico border, discourses of intrusion have been shaped through settler colonial and imperial fantasies that have intensified over time. These discourses animate and are also embedded in infrastructures of enmity, which is to say in the making, maintenance, and endurance of the cybernetic border.

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