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Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices

(Repeats with no change in content) By Dave Graham TIJUANA, Mexico, March 20 (Reuters) - Mexican grandmother Lucia Angu...

Why Walls Won't Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide (EXCERPT)

Michael Dear | Posted 05.19.2013 | Books
Michael Dear

There are no magic words to solve the problems of immigration in the US or drug-related violence in Mexico. Instead, I offer one incontrovertible conclusion regarding the borderlands: the Wall will not work. Here's why.

Digital Privacy at the Border

Michael Price | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Michael Price

As judges and lawmakers struggle to determine how rights guaranteed in the 18th century apply to the 21st, they should recognize the vast quantity of personal information stored on our gadgets is worthy of protection from suspicionless government searches.

Dave Jamieson

Customs And Border Agents Receive Furlough Notices | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protections agency started sending furlough notices out to its employees on Thursday, warning them they may ...

Chuck Schumer, Border Fences and Immigration Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.

Homeland Security Approves Their Right to Search and Seize Your Electronics Without Suspicion

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution already provides us with protection against unreasonable search and seizures for people in their "persons, houses, papers, and effects" -- is it time that we add "data" to this list?

The Rise of Vigilantism at Immigration and Customs Checkpoints

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.04.2013 | Crime
Kerry Patton

Sometimes in order to protect a nation, we must all learn to give a little. Let's stop the vigilante nonsense on the border and support, by giving a little more respect, to our law enforcement who attempt to detect and detain those who wish us harm.

The Reality of Our Safer Border Makes Immigration Reform Possible

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

As this debate continues to heat up what is really needed is a better understanding of how our southwest border works and what has occurred there over the last decade.

Border Security: Building a Bridge, Not a Wall to Legal Status

Donald Kerwin | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

The Gang of 8's framework for immigration reform mostly deserves praise. It seeks to fill gaps in immigration enforcement, make the legal immigration system more responsive to U.S. economic and labor needs, and create a path to lawful permanent resident status.

Elise Foley

Graham: Obama Immigration Meeting 'One Of The Best' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Tuesday they came out of a meeting with President Barack Obama more conf...

Who Can Solve Immigration Reform? Meet Pete Gallego

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.28.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason Stanford

If there's one person in congress both parties should be listening to, it's the guy who represents a swing district where half of the residents speak a language other than English at home.

LOOK: 6 Misconceptions About The U.S.-Mexico Border

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Now that talks are under way in Washington to iron out a proposal for bipartisan immigration reform, the issue promises to draw sustained attention. ...

Reading the Pictures: The Border Fence: Still Everybody's Dog Whistle

Michael Shaw | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2013-02-21-ScreenShot20130221at7.21.43AM.pngPlain and simple, scenes of the border, the fencing of the border and the securing of the border remain the dog whistle of the immigration debate.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Enforcement Money Can't Just Be Thrown At Border | Elise Foley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano attempted on Wednesday to veer the debate on immigration from the border to interior enforc...

Immigration Reform Is Bigger Than Our Borders

Sylvia Puente | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

I'll concede that there are aspects of border security -- smuggling of human beings, drugs, and arms -- that do demand immediate attention. However, we can't allow the economic and moral imperatives for broad-reaching immigration reform get lost in rhetoric around the border.

Jan Brewer Issues Odd Request To Obama

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) called on President Barack Obama to tour the Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday, just hours before he took the stage to deliver...

The Possible Immigrant Reform

Rafael von Raesfeld Porras | Posted 04.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Rafael von Raesfeld Porras

In the beginning of year 2001, the relationship between Mexico and the United States of America was affected in the primary issues that had been in pr...

These Border Cities Are The Safest In The Country

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices

While the reinvigorated immigration reform debate promises to prompt more discussion about border security and transnational crime, Congressional Quar...

Living in a Constitution-Free Zone

Todd Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Todd Miller

There is still no wall on what was once dubbed the "longest undefended border in the world." But don't let that fool you. The U.S.-Canadian border is increasingly a national security hotspot watched over by drones, surveillance towers, and agents of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Immigration System Is Better, the Border Is Safer, But More to Do

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

With the president and the Senate "Gang of Eight" offering their reform outlines last week and the House holding its first hearing Tuesday, the debate on how to best improve our immigration system has begun in earnest.

Good News For Obama On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Americans approve of President Barack Obama's handling of immigration by 49 percent to 43 percent, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll releas...

Obama Official Touts 'Incredible' Spending On Border

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

By ELIOTT SPAGAT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the Mexico border Monday to trumpet i...

Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has proposed new legislation that would provide a path to citizenship and further secure the boarders, but, critically, it would also crack down on companies that lure undocumented workers into the country by illegally hiring them.

Southwest Readers: The Border Is Protected Enough, Thanks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

In Washington, lawmakers are arguing that the U.S.-Mexico border needs more protection. Out in the Southwest, people aren't so sure. Following Mond...

Gang Of Eight Turns Focus To Divisive Immigration Issue

Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators working to craft immigration legislation is focusing on how to d...