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The Border Security Obsession

June 24, 2013
By Alex Nowrasteh

In this posting at CATO at Liberty, the author blogs that, Immigration is mainly an economic phenomenon, but the politics surrounding reform are mired in border security talking points.

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In this posting at CATO at Liberty, the author blogs that, 

Immigration is mainly an economic phenomenon, but the politics surrounding reform are mired in border security talking points. The soon-to-be-voted-on Hoeven-Corker amendment to the immigration reform bill will double the size of border patrol and place an absurd array of technology and fencing on the southern border. The Hoeven-Corker amendment is a political necessity, but a policy absurdity.


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