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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...

Feds Defend Deportation Rates as Backlog Swells

"Immigration lawyers say the numbers show that the government is not following through on its directive and becoming more efficient with deportation proceedings, but federal officials say that the figures aren’t telling the whole story." - Texas Tribune, July 24, 2012 .

New Immigration Rule Brightens Future for Immigrants Living in the Shadows

"Federal officials announced Wednesday a rule change expected to allow eligible [unauthorized] immigrants to begin legalizing their status without having to face long separations from their spouses and children who are in the United States legally. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U...

Border Wedding Ceremony Highlights Immigration Battle

"The inches Maricruz Valtierra Zuniga stood from the United States border on Tuesday morning could be as close as the new bride ever gets to this country. In a wedding ceremony atop the international bridge, witnessed by family members, a U.S. congressman and Customs and Border Protection agents...

Attempts to Dupe Immigration Agents on the Rise...If You Trust CBP's Numbers

"Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants gamble their fate with human smugglers or deadly rides atop freight trains to enter Texas. Tens of thousands of others instead try a more brazen approach: handing fake documents to federal agents at ports of entry. The number of people turned away...