Monthly Archives: June 2013

Immigration and Border Top News, June 28th

Senate Immigration Reform Bill Passes with Strong Majority, Huffington Post, June 27, 2013 On Immigration, Celebrating a Job Half-Done, National Journal, June 28, 2013 Immigration Focus on House after Senate OKs Bill, Associated Press, June 28, 2013 Immigration Reform Passes … Continue reading

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Immigration and Border Top News, June 26th

Rep. Beto O’Rourke Press Release: Border Representatives Stand Up for Border Communities, June 27, 2013 Rep. Henry Cuellar Press Release: Border Representatives Cuellar, Vela, and O’Rourke Issue Statement on Corker-Hoeven Amendment: “No” to Additional Border Fence, June 25, 2013 Border … Continue reading

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Crime and Banishment

“Mexico wants the U.S. government to pass an immigration reform that would set on the path to legality the six million or so undocumented Mexicans now living in the United States. But the cost might be too great for some … Continue reading

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Selling Their Souls to the Devil

As cited in yesterday’s LA Times article, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, reporter Jorge Ramos Ávalos shared the Mexico viewpoint of the proposed ‘border surge’ amendment to the Senate’s border/immigration bill. The article was originally published in the Mexico City-based paper La Reforma, … Continue reading

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In Mexico, U.S. Border ‘Surge’ Proposal Stirs Outcry

After much silence from the other side of the border, some criticism is emerging from Mexico of the proposed increase of border patrol troops and fencing along the US-Mexico border. Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade stated that fences “are not … Continue reading

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Immigration and Border Top News, June 25th

A Study In Contrasts: House and Senate Approaches to Border Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, House Homeland Security Committee, 10am Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children, Subcommittee on Immigration and … Continue reading

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Cost of Border Deal Questioned

Read this article for an excellent analysis of the implications of the Corker-Hoeven proposed additional spending to the Senate border/immigration bill. Border experts agree that the spending for additional border patrol agents and fencing is more than needed and probably … Continue reading

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