Refugees as Weapons? The Sequel of Unauthorized Migrants from US-Mexico Border
The diversification of modern warfare, such as information and economic warfare, has caused tremendous changes in the built environment and cities. Among them, a new tactic is using refugees as weapons. Through deliberate manipulation of refugees, paralyzing or undermining the organization, and dislocating civilians for an economic purpose, the targeted country is forced to put resources in the humanitarian space and overwhelmed. Behind this phenomenon are the refugees who are forced to migrate. A refugee camp or an unfamiliar city will be their new home. The overwhelmed situation of immigrants makes the targeted country need to make concessions on political agreements. Some methodologies in weaponizing migration have been articulated by Kelly Greenhill. This map will highlight the effect of migration infiltration.