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Op-Ed: U.S. Senators study Canada's refugee plan — It's a kangaroo court

The U.S. Senate committee for homeland security is holding a hearing today to determine if Canada's Syrian refugee plan isn't a threat to the country's national security.

Armed, masked militias flocking to Texas border

It’s like a scene out of Ukraine — masked militiamen, many armed with semi-automatic rifles, patrolling the border against invaders. But this is Texas, and the invaders are unarmed women and children.

Op-Ed: Speaker Boehner's House stuck on Cruz Control as border bill dies

Washington, D. C. - The newly-installed House leadership, still led by Speaker John Boehner, had a plan for resolving the child migrant crisis on the nation's southern borders. The ingenious plan was designed to make Republicans look good, and for Democrats to look bad.

Judge rules: Most of U.S. has no protection from search by DHS

A federal court Judge ruled that the so-called “constitution exemption zone” is legal. The zone extends 100 miles from any U.S. border, which covers roughly two-thirds of citizens.

Comprehensive immigration reform considered on Senate floor

Debate on the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, SB 744, continues this week, as a series of amendments are being considered that aim to make the bill palatable for Senate and House Republicans, who so far, have opposed immigration reform.

Homeland Security wants new fees imposed at Canada-U.S. crossings

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling for a study to determine if fees should be imposed on everyone who crosses the border between Canada and the United States.

Op-Ed: How America can get itself out of the recession

How to balance the federal budget, secure our ports and borders, and boost the economy without raising taxes or cutting services.

Mexican teen shot 7 times in back by US Border Patrol

Nogales - An autopsy report has revealed that US Border Patrol agents shot a Mexican teen eight times, with all but one of the bullets entering through the boy's back.

Mexican teen shot dead at US border

Nogales - A Mexican teenager was reportedly shot dead late Wednesday night by a member of the US Border Patrol as agents investigated suspected drug smuggling activity in Nogales, Arizona.

Op-Ed: Canada tightens border security in case Romney wins

Ottawa - Barack Obama may be losing ground to Mitt Romney so, just in case there is an exodus of Americans seeking socialized health care after the election, Canada is tightening its borders.

Lack of resources forces border agents to overlook drug exports

Canadian border agents have been told to stop looking for illegal drugs being smuggled out of the country, instead, focusing on illicit nuclear materials and stolen cars leaving the country.

Canadian ePassports — The next level of technology

Passport Canada recently announced another level of security for passport holders, which makes one wonder whether it's for their benefit or the travellers. The obvious question is will it speed up the border crossing process?

Ron Paul issues new advertisement, sees gains with Conservatives

With Herman Cain gaining influence among Republicans and Mitt Romney announcing his intention to increase defense spending, Ron Paul released a new television ad prioritizing defense spending at American borders.

Mohawks Threaten Canada-US Border Security

Mohawk Warriors have threatened to storm a Canadian border post at the Canada-US border crossing on the Akewsasne reserve. The reserve straddles Ontario, Quebec and New York.

Border Security with Mexico May Be Too Late

While the U.S. Presidential candidates are busy courting Hispanics, not commenting on banking failures, and poking each other in the eye, the threat of dangerous and deadly drug cartels overtaking the Mexican government is close at hand.

Op-Ed: The Importance of U.S. Border Security

Reading through the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement site gives great examples of why securing our borders is important for America, especially for her National Security.

The Technology is There, Just Not Used

The States have been touting face- and fingerprint-matching technology for years but there's one problem with it. Border patrols seldom use it. It's not even set up in the vehicle lines at the Mexican/United States border.

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