Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Border is More Secure Than Ever

From the Center for American Progress:

Infographic: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement     
By Marshall Fitz and Philip E. Wolgin

One of the most common refrains voiced by opponents of immigration reform is that it must wait until the federal government has secured our border with Mexico and enforced the nation’s current immigration laws. Ten years ago those claims carried some force. At the time, there had been large-scale undocumented migration for a sustained period, the border was relatively porous, and immigration enforcement in the country was less organized than it could have been. Ten years later, however, the facts on the ground have changed dramatically.

The fact of the matter is that the border is more secure now than it has ever been. And yet some members of Congress continue to insist that the border is unsafe, and as such, that they will hold immigration reform hostage until we have secured the border. To combat a lack of understanding, this infographic attempts to shine a light on the current state of immigration and border enforcement. Read more....



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