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Report: Feds wasted $69 million on border fence

"Border officials wasted $69 million of taxpayer money after they bought more steel than they needed to build the fence along United States and Mexico border, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security . Customs and Border Protection completed...

Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry

"[E]nhanced border enforcement may have contributed to a number of secondary costs and benefits. To the extent that border enforcement successfully deters illegal entries—an effect that is also difficult to measure since deterrence ultimately involves decisions made in towns and villages far...

Drawbacks Seen With Having National Guardsmen on Border

"[A]s the debate on how to best secure the border with Mexico continues, a new government report says that the use of National Guard troops on the border can hinder recruitment efforts and pose a challenge to long-term border security planning. The report by the U.S. Government Accountability...

It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West

"Now we have an idea why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service was keeping secret an independent report of its encounters at the Mexican border. Because it has something to hide. As The Times' Brian Bennett reported last week, an independent report by the nonprofit Police Executive...

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...

CRS on Border Security

"Drawing on multiple data sources, the report suggests conclusions about the state of border security. Robust investments at the border were not associated with reduced illegal inflows during the 1980s and 1990s, but a range of evidence suggests a substantial drop in illegal inflows in 2007-2011...

Report: CBP Border Drones Cost $12,255 Per Hour

"Customs and Border Protection pays about $12,255 per hour to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border with Predator drones, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General, but the federal agency still doesn't have any evidence they actually make the border...

DHS Border Security Progress Report, Apr. 25, 2017

DHS, Apr. 25, 2017 - "On January 25, 2017, the President of the United States signed Executive Order 13767 (the "Executive Order") entitled, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements. Pursuant to Section 15 of the Executive Order, this 90-day progress report outlines the...

U.S. Senate Report: Wall Costs Could Soar Toward $70 Billion

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Apr. 17, 2017 - "The Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today issued a report detailing that costs for the Administration’s proposed concrete wall along the southern border...

Crossing the Line: U.S. Border Agents Illegally Reject Asylum Seekers

HRF, May 2017 - "The U.S. government is illegally turning away asylum seekers at official land crossings all along the southern border. Border agents must refer a person seeking asylum or expressing a fear of persecution to a protection screening interview or an immigration court proceeding where...