Border Security: Hard to Achieve, and Harder to Measure

"Republicans demanding more fencing rarely mention that here, along hundreds of miles of a twisting river border with farms and parks on its edge, such an approach would mean seizing private property, damaging the environment and spending billions. It is increasingly clear to those who live along...

A Swimmingly Good Immigration Solution to Border Security

Let's hope CIR doesn't end up 'swimming with the fishes.' - Angelo A. Paparelli reminds Congress that: No law will ever be so successful as to prevent determined families from reuniting even if it means crossing a heavily fortified national border illegally. Eliminating the "pull"...

Border Security: Numbers and Graphs

"The question arises: does the United States actually need to invest more in border security? It likely does not, and certainly not at the levels provided for by the Corker/Hoeven amendment." - Robert Warren, (Retired) Director of the Statistics Division of the Immigration and Naturalization...

Excerpts From the July 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Begins Implementing Decision on DOMA On Wednesday, June 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that DHS would immediately begin to implement the Supreme Court decision invalidating section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. In a statement, Napolitano said that the provision...