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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 .

Winning the Next Immigration Battle

"In tonight's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to make reform of the nation's immigration laws one of his top priorities. To succeed, he will have to satisfy skeptical House Republicans that immigration reform would not be as disastrous now as it was in 1986...

CFR and Cato on Border Management

Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States: How Effective Is Enforcement? - "The authors examine U.S. efforts to prevent illegal immigration to the United States. Although the United States has witnessed a sharp drop in illegal border crossings in the past decade alongside an enormous increase...

Is Border Enforcement Effective? What We Know and What it Means - Edward Alden

Edward Alden, June 2017, Center for Migration Studies of New York - "For too long, the policy debate over border enforcement has been split between those who believe the border can be sealed against illegal entry by force alone, and those who believe that any effort to do so is futile and without...