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Border arrests plummet

"Arrests of [ unauthorized ] migrants trying to cross the southern U.S. border have plummeted to levels not seen since the early 1970s, according to tallies released by the Department of Homeland Security last week, a historic shift that could reshape the debate over immigration reform. ...

Dispatches From Obama's Other Wars — on Immigrants and Drugs

"There’s been no leadership or even an attempt to set forth a new vision of immigration reform that could transcend the divides of the current debate. This too can be readily explained. No one could have expected the president to put immigration reform — whose main prospective...

Alden: Politics and Facts Don't Match on the Border

"While the political campaigns remain obsessed over what is actually a dwindling problem of illegal immigration, they are largely ignoring a more urgent need to reform the nation’s legal-immigration laws." - Edward Alden, Dec. 19, 2011 .

Life in the Constitution-Free Zone

U.S. Border Patrol agents at a Detroit Bus Station "Since 9/11 I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the discussions I’ve had with people up and down the Texas-Mexico border. The conversations go something like this “I’ve lived here for 50 years but every few months...

Report: There Is No Border Crisis

"Is there an “immigration crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University ’s Baker Institute for Public Policy . “Illegal” Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Is it...