Border Security News

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."

Op-ed: Let's Make a Deal - Mexico Institute in the News

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.”

How will immigration reform feel on the border? - Mexico Institute in the News

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.

Minor drug busts at border checkpoint breaking Texas county’s budget

Jun 19, 2013
This article cites Eric L. Olson who comments on drug smuggling and US Law Enforcement.

Op-ed: Impunity and Hope - Mexico Institute in the News

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.

Latin American Program in the News: US border technology remains flawed

Jun 06, 2013
Eric Olson’s comments on the security at the border between the U.S. and Mexico were quoted in this article.

Latin American Program in the News: Firma alemana reconoce envío de armas a México

May 22, 2013
An article on a German company (Heckler & Koch) accused of illegal firearms sales to Mexico cites Colby Goodman's Wilson Center report on firearms trafficking. (in Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: In Latin America, Obama Stresses Partnership

May 07, 2013
Eric Olson was talked to NPR from Costa Rica where he witnessed the President Obama’s trip to San José.

Op-ed: Key elements of the Obama’s trip to Mexico - Mexico Institute in the News (In Spanish)

Apr 28, 2013
Andrew Selee analyzes the key aspects of the Mexico-U.S. relationship in this op-ed. The article argues that the meeting between the US and Mexican presidents later this week is likely to focus on economic issues, including border management and educational opportunities; however, security and migration will also be on the plate for their discussions.

Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership

Apr 22, 2013
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the world’s most complex bilateral relationships.

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