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Infographic: The Truth About Border Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Border enforcement has radically changed in the past decade thanks to legislation such as the Secure Fence Act. Yet there are those that still believ...

Border Security Vs. The Environment

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

NOGALES, Ariz. — When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling...

Elise Foley

Americans Say Immigration Reform Should Be Priority | Elise Foley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two-thirds of Americans believe immigration reform should be a priority during President Barack Obama's second term, according...

Brewer Quickly Backtracks On Support For Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

For a brief moment on Sunday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) appeared to back away from her firm position that border security must be addressed before c...

Busy US-Mexico Border Gets Makeover

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 01.01.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — A rerouting of tens of thousands of vehicles a day began Thursday without a hitch at the busiest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border ...

Gina Ryder

Behind The Scenes Of The Afghan-Pakistan Border | Gina Ryder | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

Dislocation is something photographer Suchitra Vijayan is no stranger to. She grew up in India but hasn’t lived there in 11 years, yet she’s ofte...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Dismisses Most Undocumented Workers As Unskilled | Elise Foley | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used an oft-repeated line at a "Univision Candidate Forum" Wednesday about how he would ha...

Representative Lamar Smith and Unauthorized Immigrant Crime

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 10.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

Immigrants, seem to be much less likely than natives to be convicted of property or violent crimes according to a wealth of studies on the topic. Cities with higher numbers of immigrants and that are closer to the southern border are more peaceful and less crime prone.

When Border Alarmist Talking Points Go Wrong

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Despite numerous reports showing a marked decrease in violence in the region, members of Congress continue to characterize the region as an out of control war zone.

Disturbing New Technology Has Critics Crying 'Big Brother'

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz In their unending battle to deter illegal immigration, drug trafficking and terro...

Michael McAuliff

Immigration Scare Talk Belied By Data | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illegal immigration has fallen precipitously and border enforcement is at an all-time high, but that's hard to tell from statements Repu...

While Obama Gives Immigrants Relief, Republicans Attack Their Clean Air and Water

Kristian Ramos | Posted 08.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

No one would argue that immigration isn't a third rail issue for the GOP, the only more contentious issue for rank and file House Republicans is the environment. They have unilaterally opposed any movement on environmental legislation.

At U.S. Border, Expensive Drones Generate Lots of Buzz, Few Results

Andrew Becker | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

A pilotless aircraft may have awed the failed migrants, but such success stories about U.S. Customs and Border Protection's quarter-billion-dollar drone program come in short supply, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general's report released Monday.

Andrea Stone

Americans Approve Of Some Drone Use, Not For Routine Policing: Poll | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A majority of Americans support some civilian uses of unmanned drone aircraft but routine policing, such as watching for speeders, isn't among them, a...

Will The GOP Ever Invest In the Infrastructure for Legal Immigration?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

With virtually no chance of anything immigration related passing in the House or Senate, investment in the legal flow of commerce and people at our border is a great compromise on legislative action in an election year.

Bringing the Battlefield to the Border

Todd Miller | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Todd Miller

Border Patrol forces, still growing, have more than doubled in the years since 9/11. As the new uniformed soldiers of the Department of Homeland Security, close to 20,000 Border Patrol agents now occupy the U.S. Southwest.

Andrea Stone

DHS Seeks To 'Accelerate' Use Of Drones By Police | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security has launched a program to "facilitate and accelerate the adoption" of small, unmanned drones by poli...

Let Them All Stay -- Amnesty, Now

Anthony Gregory | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Are there real problems associated with mass immigration and the border? Perhaps. But they cannot be solved by the same militarized law enforcement methods that have been such a failure in the drug war and other crusades.

Elise Foley

Perry Claims Obama Encourages Unauthorized Immigration By Minors | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused the Obama administration last week of skirting its immigration enforcement duties to the point of encourag...

Russell Pearce Distances Himself From Mass Shooting In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Ousted Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R) tried to distance himself on Wednesday from a former anti-unauthorized immigration ally J.T. Ready, who a...

A Surprising New Border Patrol Strategy

| Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Tia Ghose A little randomness in deploying Border Patrol agents might work best to prevent illegal ...

Tanks And Machine Guns At The Border?!

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | G.W. Schulz | Posted 06.03.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz Two members of Congress and several sheriffs in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico are call...

GOP Lawmakers Scramble For Better Relationship With Latino Voters

Politico | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

Republicans worried about their party’s standing with Hispanic voters have launched an election-year scramble to put a better face on their party’...

Latinos Won't Be Fooled by AZ's New Pro-Israel Bill

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 05.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

The challenge now will be to apply standards equally across the board--across borders and states where situations may be different in the details but fundamental human rights issues remain stubborn and constant.

Can The United States Afford to Turn Away Mexican Tourists?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 05.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

A state like Arizona should be working with the federal government and private businesses to invest more in the ports of entry's with Mexico to increase legal travel and commerce into their state, not trashing it.