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Immigration: New World Order

Was it something we said? For the first time since The Great Depression, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than entering.... Read more»

Study: Mexico/U.S. immigration at a 'standstill'

The net number of illegal immigrants from Mexico migrating to the U.S. has dropped to zero, and perhaps even lower, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center said. Nearly a million fewer undocumented immigrants lived here in 2011 than in 2007.... Read more»

Brewer touts pro-SB 1070 poll, ignores faulty wording

Gov. Jan Brewer touted Monday a Fox News survey that showed national support for SB 1070, but overlooked a poll question that misstated the law’s effect.... Read more»

Fact check

Calif. group inflates numbers in immigration ad

An ad from a group called Californians for Population Stabilization claims controlling immigration is “part of the solution” to global warming.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Man gets 57 months for being in U.S. illegally

A 33-year-old Mexican man with a prior human-smuggling conviction was sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.... Read more»

Volcano in Mexico spews ash toward Puebla

A plume of ash was headed east toward the state capital of Puebla from Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, which continued its eruptions Friday.... Read more»

Report: Border security at point of ‘diminishing returns’

A dramatic buildup of security personnel on the Southwest border has contributed to a decline in illegal immigration, but more efforts will yield “diminishing returns,” according to a report released Thursday.... Read more»5

Mont. mother and son accused of trying to smuggle pot

A Montana woman and her son were arrested Monday for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 1,200 pounds of marijuana into the United States from Mexico.... Read more»

Drawbacks seen in stationing Nat'l Guard on border

When the Obama administration announced in December that it would draw down the number of National Guard units that patrol the southern border, critics said the decision would leave Texas vulnerable to spillover violence from Mexico.... Read more»

Defense, Homeland Security grilled on border policies

Pentagon and Homeland Security officials assured a House subcommittee Tuesday that they can continue border security despite a reduction in the National Guard.... Read more»

Bodies found near Juarez revive fears of serial killings

An announcement Monday that the remains of 12 young women and girls were found near the Texas-Mexico border revives fears of renewed serial killing in Ciudad Juarez.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

Close Protection

What happens in Cartagena stays in Cartagena ... until you decide to stiff the hookers and they complain. Loudly. To (eventually) your boss. The President. Of the United States.... Read more»

Random Border Patrol deployment might aid enforcement

A little randomness in deploying Border Patrol agents might work best to prevent illegal border crossings, according to a study from the RAND Corp.... Read more»

In Latin America, 'critical mass' urges end to drug war

When leaders want to revise their drug laws, they go to Ethan Nadelmann for advice. GlobalPost interviewed him about the state of the “legalize it” debate in the Americas.... Read more»


Cuba policy costs Obama at Summit of the Americas

Forget the horny Secret Service agents and their Colombian hookers. It was U.S. diplomacy that really got screwed at this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Cartagena.... Read more»

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