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The Border: A Resource Page
As money is poured into border enforcement, it is critical that lawmakers consider the facts. The following resources provide key answers to basic questions about the U.S.-Mexico Border and the issues that surround it--from the fiscal implications of policies to the struggle to fight drug cartels.
- Authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents: An Overview (February 2012)
- New Border Patrol Strategy Changes Rhetoric More than Substance (May 2012)
- Back to the Border: A Historical Comparison of U.S. Border Politics (September 2010)
The Economics of Border Control:
- Fiscally Irresponsible: Immigration Enforcement without Reform Wastes Taxpayer Dollars (October 2011)
- Is More Getting Us Less? Real Solutions for Security our Border (February 2011)
- Throwing Good Money After Bad: Immigration Enforcement (May 2010)
- The Rise and Fall of the Secure Border Initiative’s High-Tech Solution to Unauthorized Immigration (April 2010)
Cartels and the Border:
- How to Fix a Broken Border: A Three Part Series (May 2012)
- Guns, Drugs, and Money: Tackling the Real Threats to Border Security (September 2011)
- DHS’s Current Southern Border Enforcement Strategy a Bust, Group Says (April 2012)
- Human Rights Abuses Along U.S.-Mexico Border Underscore Need for Reform (April 2012)
- New Report Analyzes Fatal Flaws of U.S. Border-Enforcement Strategy (February 2012)
- View all blogs about the border
Other resources on the border
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