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Is the Border Secure? This Administration Has No Idea

Brainstrained Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:31 AM
It's not the 'Mexican in the Immigrant-It's the Outlaw in the Mexican' that is the problem. I worked with several HUNDRED Mexican men on constructions sites all along the East Coast and ALL were card carrying Mexican Nationals or Mexican men in the process of becoming Americans, permanently. Now that is what I call legal immigration! Not jumping the border and committing crimes!

If Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform, it will depend on the Obama administration to enforce the law. How might that work?

A glimpse of the future came recently, when the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security held a little-noticed hearing titled “Measuring Outcomes to Understand the State of Border Security.”

Immigration reform depends on a secure border. Nearly every lawmaker pushing reform, and certainly every Republican, stresses that the border must be proved secure before millions of currently illegal immigrants can be placed on a path to citizenship.

But how do you measure border security? For years, the government estimated...