Border security costs U.S. taxpayers $18 billion per year. That’s more than FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals, DEA and the Secret Service combined. On the border, there is one border patrol agents for every 500 feet of our border. And we’ve hit a point of diminishing returns. More here.
Why the Southern Border is “The New Ellis Island” New report showcases a new way to look at the border, from the perspectives of border leaders — local law enforcement, academics, faith leaders and local government officials (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Wednesday, May 8 a group of border stakeholders released their report, “The New Ellis [...]
If nothing else, we could all agree on this point. There is a prevailing narrative about the U.S. border and it is false and it is dangerous to border communities. Read and download the new report here. There are untruths out there about our border region that ultimately make it difficult for entrepreneurs to conduct [...]
Acompananos a cualquiera de nuestros foros Comunitarios en El Paso y el sur de Nuevo México esta semana para aprender sobre el nuevo proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria y lo que significa para nuestra comunidad. Los foros son gratis y abiertos al público. En Montana Vista (Para mas información en Montana Vista, llama a Gabriela a [...]
by Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director After more than 25 years of intense advocacy, we have never been closer to immigration reform than we are right now. The high turnout of Latino voters in the last election has suddenly prioritized the issue with politicians from both major parties. In fact, a bill is expected to be [...]
Now Is the Time for Enforcement Reform By Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director Yesterday the bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of 8″ released their comprehensive immigration reform bill that will allow for undocumented immigrants to apply for permanent legal status within 10 years and eventually for U.S. citizenship. The bill is a [...]
Statement on Boston Attacks and the Need for Immigration Reform from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Border Network for Human Rights. Immigration Reform is Needed to Strengthen our National Security