April 5, 2011

The southwest border of the United States is “open for business,” two top Obama administration officials said Monday in a direct appeal to corporate America.

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke acknowledge that danger still lurks at the border with Mexico, but they argue the region is better off than people elsewhere in the country might think.

“We agree that the security challenges we face at the border are real,” they write. “But to maximize the economic opportunities in the region, we must also acknowledge the progress we’ve made over the past two years.”

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