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April 04, 2011

Are we policing the borders incorrectly?

Some say ports of entry vulnerable as resources go to stop illegal immigrants

By Alan Gomez

WASHINGTON — As the battle over illegal immigration has intensified in recent years, the federal government has responded by flooding the nation's southwest border with Border Patrol agents and National Guard troops.

Some, such as an interest group on the border and some members of Congress, are questioning whether those efforts to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country have come at the expense of the U.S.'s ability to stop the drugs, guns and cash that also flow across the border.

Up to 90% of the cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin that cross from Mexico to the U.S. goes through the dozens of land ports of entry along the border, according to the Texas Border Coalition, a group of mayors, judges and city officials from the border region.

Full story: Are we policing the borders incorrectly?

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