Saturday, June 22, 2013
I don't always agree with Ruben Navarette. But I do agree with him that the so-called "border surge" is a bad idea. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) have proposed an amendment to the Senate's proposed immigration bill that would increase the size of the Border Patrol by 20,000 agents and require completion of 700 more miles of border fencing.
One thing worth adding is that increased border enforcement is likely to increase the number of deaths on the border, a common occurrence today. This article from The Nation forcefully makes that point.