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Arizona National Guard Soldiers train for Operation Copper Cactus at an undisclosed location in Arizona in August 2010. Operation Copper Condor is the Arizona National Guard's contribution to the 1,200 National Guard troops deployed to support the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the four Southwest border states.

Opponents of comprehensive immigration reform argue that we need a fully secure border before we can systemically overhaul our immigration laws. Ironically, the “border security first” mantra is actually thwarting progress on border security. Read more»

The "border security first" mantra is a popular refrain in Congress these days. This singular focus is shortsighted. The only real solution to our dysfunctional immigration system is through comprehensive immigration reform. Read more» 5

DREAM Act supporters in Boston, Nov. 29.

The arguments against the DREAM Act have never been particularly persuasive. It’s hard to make a straight-faced argument against providing kids who lack immigration status through no fault of their own an opportunity to go to college or serve the country in the military. Read more» 2

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