nationaljournal.com | The “border surge” provisions in a recently passed Senate immigration bill are shocking.
Dan Gorenstein | 5,500 — that’s the number of miles we share with Canada.
Washington Examiner | Politicians argue over whether granting amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants will increase or decrease the deficit.
RT | One Border Patrol applicant admitted to being a actual pirate.
usatoday.com | U.S. immigration authorities began flying deportees deep into Mexico Thursday
truth-out.org | A site of constant war-like danger.
James Bargent | Human smugglers are devising increasingly sophisticated and expensive methods of moving migrants across the border.
Alex Altman | Authorities on the border are balking.
wnd.com | Trying to find common ground now is fruitless.
L.A. Times | Suggests weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.
USA Today | Immigration bill passed by Senate that includes a “border surge” to secure Southwest border with Mexico.
GovExec.com | Rep. Ron Barber: “This creates windows of opportunity for criminals to cross our borders.”
Justin O. Smith | Too much going forward rests in the hands of a weak Speaker John Boehner.
navytimes.com | Agreement between U.S. Coast Guard and the RCMP will allow mixed American/Canadian crews to pursue suspects across borders.
Washington Times | National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers argues that border security has taken a back seat to environmental concerns.
Andrew Kirell | 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing within the states.
powerlineblog.com | In full cry against amnesty-style immigration reform.
Kevin OBrien | This all looks so distressingly, depressingly familiar.
Peter Kirsanow | Conventional wisdom is that the Gang of Eight bill has no chance of passing the House.
dailycaller.com | Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was one of the GOP “yes” votes in the so-called “Gang of Eight” immigration legislation.
upi.com | Bipartisan U.S. Senate voted Thursday to end debate on sweeping immigration reform.
Mac Slavo | Leave it to the best and brightest in Congress to craft legislation that does more harm than good.
Donna Anderson | We won’t be able to get into your country to drop our anchor babies and suck up your government funded housing and medication, food stamps and social security.
Homeland Security News Wire | DHS stops performing background checks on illegals applying for residency.
American Dream | Do we want to encourage drug dealers, violent gang members and serial rapists to come into this country?
Washington Times | Bill gives Napolitano unprecedented latitude.
Washington Examiner | Illegal immigrants will face lesser punishments for crimes than U.S. citizens.
nationalreview.com | High levels of illegal immigration will persist.
CBS | Face a maximum of 50 years in prison and at least $1.25 million in penalties.
Breitbart | Cruz opposition the amnesty bill.
The Washington Post | Population increase if the bill becomes law.
foxnews.com | The average American wage would drop, and not recover for more than a decade.
Courthouse News | Family claims the federal government failed to train the Border Patrol agents on how to use a Taser safely.
onenewsnow.com | Current immigration reform legislation being debated in the U.S. Senate is anything but an amnesty bill.
foxnews.com | conservatives blocking measure will doom party and all but guarantee Democrat will remain in White House.
Los Angeles Times | Bill would have delayed a path to citizenship until the border with Mexico is fully secure.
USA Today | House bill is stricter than the one in the Senate.
CNS News | “Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.”
KGBT 4 | “We’re not given the resources to properly secure the border and that’s a problem,” NBPC union rep said.
Harold Pease | Tea Party Patriots has officially expressed strong reservation with respect to what they now dub the Gang of Eight Amnesty Immigration Bill.
Newsmax | Paul says bill still needs a lot of work.
Cindy Carcamo | Those who still choose to cross the border illegally are traveling for longer periods of time.
mysanantonio.com | Beyond the pavement is nothing but miles of Mexican farms, dirt and desert.
Brad Plumer | Last year, Border Patrol caught about 356,000 immigrants trying to cross illegally at U.S.-Mexico border.
Huffington Post | Border patrol agents give detained unauthorized immigrants the option to sign a form that will lead to their immediate removal — sometimes within hours.
Politico | Four Senate Republican opponents of the Gang of Eight immigration bill are mounting an effort to sway their colleagues against the legislation.
thehill.com | Senate bill may not overcome potential filibuster.
Reuters | Immigrants generated $13.8 bln surplus in 2009.
foxnews.com | Connecticut is following several other states with similar measures.
CBP.gov | Memorial Day weekend interrupted smugglers moving nearly 7,000 pounds of cocaine with a value in excess of $500 million.