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 of “securing the border.” Below are several articles that explore the role of border security in the developing debate.
Bloomberg: Immigration Reform Doesn’t Depend on a Secure Border
Politico: Defining Border Security
Politico: McCain Ties Border Security to Immigration Reform
NYTimes: Gridlock on the Rio Grande