Border Insecurity

Number 22657
Subject Immigration
Source Associated Press
State NY
Year 2005
Publication Date 07/03/2005; 07/04/2005; 12/05/2005
Summary The series examined the vulnerability of America's borders despite the millions spent to secure them after September 11, 2001. Stories focused on smuggling networks that channel thousands of illegal immigrants from 'special interest countries' (nations identified by the government as fostering terrorism)into the US; on the so-called 'catch and release' policy that frees large numbers of illegal immigrants with a court notice-to-appear that many ignore; and on the continued lack of monitoring on large stretches of the U.S.-Canada border, which has allowed some serious breeches.
Category Computer-Assisted Reporting
Pages 25
Keywords border security;gangs;human trafficking;terrorism;Department of Homeland Security;special interest countries;catch-and-release policy;Border Patrol;FOIA
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