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 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

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