Immigration Reform & Border Security
As part of Long Island Wins' Immigration Reform Series, Jennifer Allen, executive director of Border Action Network, a human rights organization based in the Arizona-Mexico border, discusses the complexities that need to be considered for an effective border policy. Allen writes:
An effective border policy should be broken into three separate but related policy approaches that address cross-border organized crime, national security, and regulation of immigration. Each is a separate issue, with distinct roots, impacts, and solutions that warrants its own approach. Effective policy would respond to drug cartels differently than it would a young man looking for work or someone plotting a terrorist attack.
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