US/Mexico border

This excellent article yesterday’s Washington Post describes how increased border enforcement activities have led to increased numbers of migrants staying in the U.S. without documentation: More than 670 miles of border fences, walls, bollards and spikes that Congress decreed in 2006 at an estimated cost of $4 billion (plus future maintenance) are almost completed. Throw…

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On Wednesday, 20 faith groups sent a letter to President Obama, expressing their dismay with his recent decision to send 1,200 National Guard Troops to the U.S.-Mexico border: As national faith-based organizations dedicated to serving and advocating on behalf of immigrants, we write today with deep disappointment and frustration over your recent decision to send…

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Tammy Alexander writes about the US/Mexico border for Third Way Cafe: Its closure didn’t make the national news. It’s not a place that many from northern states have visited. But the Sabal Palm Sanctuary is a special place indeed. Two years ago I had the pleasure of visiting the sanctuary, located outside Brownsville, Texas, at the eastern edge…

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