Border Security News
Latin American Program in the News: After kingpin’s capture, new battlegrounds emerge along Texas-Mexico border
Jul 26, 2013
This article on the effects of the capture of Zetas leader quotes Eric Olson and Gema Santamaría, one of the contributing authors of our most recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora.
Latin American Program in the News: U.S. Flying Deportees Deep into Mexico to Avoid Dangerous Border
Jul 25, 2013
Eric Olson is quoted in this article on the U.S. immigration authorities flying some deportees into Mexico City rather than dangerous border towns.
Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.
Latin American Program in the News: "In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants"
Jul 15, 2013
Eric Olson is featured in the Washington Post on the rise in migrants from Central America passing through Mexico.
Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"
Jul 12, 2013
This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.
CBO Report: More Spending on Border Control Will Kinda Sorta Maybe Reduce Illegal Crossings - Mexico Institute in the News
Jul 08, 2013
“The return on investment in boots-on-the-ground border control is becoming less and less over time,” said Wilson. Patrols were already doubled, in both the ‘90s and ‘00s, so that today, “every additional border agent now will do less and less."
Jul 08, 2013
“It’s a huge, huge buildup,” said Chris Wilson, an analyst at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “We doubled the border patrol in the 1990s. We doubled it again in the first decade of the century. Now we’re considering doubling it again.”
Jul 01, 2013
Chris Wilson of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute says the surge could be a type of "stimulus" for border towns that are struggling economically.
Jun 19, 2013
This article cites Eric L. Olson who comments on drug smuggling and US Law Enforcement.
Jun 17, 2013
In his new book, Midnight in Mexico, Alfredo Corchado, born in Durango and the son of an immigrant farmworker, tries to explain to his parents why he decided to return to Mexico despite their best efforts to give him and his siblings a better life on the other side of the border.