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To boost flagging economy, U.S. wants to import more shoppers

"The United States has long imported its food and fuel, its cars and clothes. Now the faltering economy has sparked a push for another type of import: shoppers." Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2011 .

Webcast: U.C. Davis Law School Dean Kevin Johnson on Opening the Floodgates - Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws

"Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, UC Davis Law School Dean Kevin Johnson makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders...

Exporting Our 'Secret Sauce'

"While we educate the best talent from the four corners of the world, we have forgotten to keep the pick of the litter in the United States to develop economic prosperity and instead have contributed to the purge of technical talent back to where it came from by holding back work visas...

Migrant Deaths and the 'New Disappeared' on the South Texas Border

"Migrant border deaths are at an all-time high in the state of Texas according to a new report . Over the past two decades thousands of men, women, and children have died attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Even as the number of migrants crossing the border falls, members of the U.S. Congress...

How CBP Coerces False 'Confessions' from American Citizens

"The State Department’s primary basis for revoking my client’s U.S. citizenship was a sworn statement taken by CBP officials on 09/24/1998. As revealed by a State Department attorney in yesterday’s post , the State Department does not do anything to corroborate the veracity...

Walls, No. Opportunities for Women Abroad, Yes.

"The United States is spending billions on walls that don’t really keep migrants out (a University of California, San Diego, study showed that 97 percent of migrants who want to cross the border eventually get through), and on locking up and deporting people, many of whom return. Border enforcement...

Snakes and Thorny Brush, and Children at the Border Alone

Hidalgo, Texas: "Border agents drove their patrol vehicles one recent day at dusk through this spit of land on the bank of the Rio Grande. Here, in a place known as the Devil’s Corner, smugglers on the Mexican side have chosen to bring thousands of women and children to American soil. After...