"Despite some politicians characterizing the U.S. side of the border as a
war zone, statistics released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
show that assaults against CBP agents and officers decreased by 13
percent last year." - Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer, Oct. 21, 2011 .
"A growing number of wealthy and middle-class Mexicans are fleeing rising
violence and kidnappings perpetrated by criminal syndicates that have
taken over swaths of Mexico." - Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, Oct. 25, 2011 .
"They enter the United States legally from Mexico with the proper
papers and visas, but then they cannot go home. So they overstay their
visas. They are surgeons, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, members of
Mexico’s wealthy middle and upper middle-class educated population. The
"Given the ever-increasing brutality of the cartels, the question is whether and how the United States Government should begin to prepare for what could be a new wave of migrants coming from Mexico. ... This monograph focuses on the asylum claims of Mexicans who unwillingly leave Mexico, rather...
" Violence in three Central American countries is the primary reason behind a dramatic upsurge in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border into the United States, and until conditions in these countries change substantially, this trend will be the new norm, cautions the...