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Tag Results for "Border Fence"

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

"Walls won't stop migration," the Mexican government said Tuesday with reference to a Republican amendment to comprehensive immigration reform that calls for stronger border security. continue reading »

Man Has to be Rescued After Getting Stuck on Border Fence Razor Wire

A man believed to be an undocumented immigrant had to be rescued after he attempted to climb over a border fence and became stuck in the razor wire along the California-Mexico border. continue reading »

Rethinking Border Security

On Tuesday, the Immigration Policy Center hosted a briefing on rethinking border security. The Senate immigration proposal from the “Gang of 8”conditions legalization on meeting a series of border benchmarks. And while the President’s outline does continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

Smugglers Attempt to Drive Over U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, SUV Gets Stuck

Two people tried to drive over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in an SUV earlier this week in Arizona, but the vehicle got stuck on top of the barrier, media reports said. continue reading »

After Building Section of Fence, Border Agents See Fewer Attacks at AZ-Mexico Border

One year after the construction of a new fence in this Arizona border town, the number of attacks on Border Patrol agents has dropped, as have the confiscation of drugs and the discovery of tunnels used by drug runners. continue reading »

Interesting View Of The US-Mexican Border

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector on the left. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually continue reading »

Is Herman Cain Electrifying Latino Voters or Trying to Electrocute Their Cousins Across the Border?

Let me start by saying I LOVE Herman Cain, he takes me back to the days when there were carnival barkers and this one has a foreign accent to boot. Well actually a Georgia accent which is the same thing to a Midwestern. continue reading »

Bachmann Becomes First Presidential Candidate to Sign Pledge to Complete U.S.-Mexico Border Fence

Attempting to win over voters after polls show her support waning, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has signed a pledge stating she vows to finish the border fence at the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin Fires Back Against Gov. Perry’s Claims the US-Mexico Border is Lawless

Despite presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry’s claims that the U.S.-Mexico border is completely lawless, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials argue that it is safer and more secure than it has ever been. continue reading »

Arizona Governor Brewer Authorizes Border Fence, Hopes to Fund with Donations

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill authorizing the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border fence that will either connect with other states or be a stand alone. continue reading »

“Border Fence” on University of Arizona Campus Serves to Force Awareness on Border Issues

University of Arizona students and advocates have put up a “border fence” in the school’s mall in hopes of bringing awareness to the problems of border issues, by forcing a change in students’ daily routines. continue reading »

Dept of Homeland Security Fence Divides Families and Farms at Rio Grande

The Rio Grande, which once marked the international boundary, now sandwiches the house that Pamela Taylor and her husband built more than fifty years ago and a tall steel barrier erected by DHS last year a quarter mile north of the Rio; the Taylor's two acres now lie on a strip of land that neither belongs to Mexico or the United States; Taylor and other residents believe that the government has not accounted for an estimated eight houses stranded on the other side of the fence. continue reading »

U.S. Government Plans to Replace Miles of Outdated Border Fence

U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that construction to replace an estimated 2.8 miles of outdated primary pedestrian fence along the U.S-Mexico border adjacent to the city of Nogales, Ariz., continue reading »

Documentary asks, “Was it Worth It?”

In October 2006, the US government decided to build a 700-mile fence along its troubled 2000-mile plus border with Mexico. Three years, 19 construction companies, 350 engineers, thousands of construction workers, and 3 billion dollars- Was it worth it? continue reading »