Category Archives: Safety Story

The border has become increasingly safe along the American, these posts tell that story.

California eases up on immigration while Arizona buckles down

While more California residents than ever before say that immigrants are a benefit to the state, Arizona continues to promote the harsh anti-immigrant policies of SB-1070.

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More on the border trigger and sequestration

While President Obama has not yet said whether he will support an immigration reform deal that ties a pathway to citizenship to tighter border security, spending cuts to CBP may make the conversation more complicated.

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A note on operational control

During Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing titled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said, “I do not believe the border is secure…I believe we have a long, long way to go.” Cornyn cited the lack of complete operational control … Continue reading

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Border security and the immigration debate

The recent announcements by President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators outlining broad principles for immigration reform are very welcome. However, the Senate outline conditions reforms–particularly a pathway to citizenship–on achieving a poorly defined and much misunderstood notion … Continue reading

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NYTimes: New polls show support for Obama’s handling of immigration

Following President Obama’s campaign-style blitz last week to unveil his proposals for immigration overhaul, the public’s rating of his handling of the issue appears to be on the rise, with several of his proposals enjoying broad support. The president’s approval … Continue reading

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DHS Secretary Napolitano Visits Border Region

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the Mexico border Monday to trumpet increased enforcement as she campaigned for an overhaul of immigration laws. Napolitano may have the final word on border security as it pertains to the enforcement benchmarks … Continue reading

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Schumer stands firm on border security

Over the weekend, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) was quick to deny claims that he may be getting soft on the border security proviso of the bipartisan blueprint presented last week. His insistence that he stands firm on border … Continue reading

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