August 15, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 17

Use existing resources for border security

In our opinion

With most of our troops being withdrawn from service in Afghanistan by 2014, there may be an area where some of them could be used to address a pressing issue at home.

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That issue is immigration, specifically border security and mainly along our border with Mexico. Republicans in Congress have made increased border security a condition for passing an immigration reform bill that would change the status of over 11 million immigrants here illegally.

Currently, border security staffing is at an all-time high and technology used is at an unprecedented level. That’s according to written testimo...

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