A new internet video, entitled, "2 girls undermine entire US border strategy in under 18 seconds" is causing quite a stir. It's already received nearly 1/2 a million hits on YouTube and is sure to continue to spark debate. Watch it. Continue »
"Having worked the border since '93 when I was the U.S. attorney in Arizona, there is more federal law enforcement than ever before, more technology than ever before, more infrastructure than ever before, more efforts with state and local law enforcement than ever before and a much more robust... Continue »
Building on race-baiting campaigns that demonize immigrants and deploy Spanish-language ads to suppress Latino turnout, many 2010 Republican candidates have embraced a disturbing new vision for U.S. immigration policy. The vision, touted recently by high-profile Republican Senate candidates Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Mark Kirk in Illinois, and Joe Miller... Continue »
The Border Patrol made about 463,000 arrests during the federal government's fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, down from 556,032 the previous 12 months. It marks the fifth straight year of declines. Continue »
Although immigration and border security have become issues in every major race in the state because of Senate Bill 1070, the debate is especially fierce in the 8th Congressional District, which includes a 114-mile stretch of the border. Continue »
Traveling from New York City to Buffalo on Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited last month, I wondered what I would say if Border Patrol agents showed up on the train at Syracuse or Rochester and asked, "Are you a U.S. citizen?" Continue »
Remember candidate Barack Obama? The one who recognized that mass deportation was a failed strategy that tore communities apart, and knew that comprehensive reform was the only lasting solution? Continue »
This isn't inaction, it's bad action. President Obama has continued many of the worst enforcement policies of President Bush. Both the Obama Administration and congressional Democrats have fallen prey to the border-first mantra of the GOP. In an election year where swing voters are looking for solutions and Latino... Continue »
We were eight Mexican peasants, one smuggler and me -- desperately stretched out in dirt furrows in the night. The Border Patrol helicopter with its huge searchlight kept coming closer. It stopped, hovered and turned the other way. Continue »
President Barack Obama is signing a bill Friday to put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border. Continue »