Building a Better Border: What the Experts Say
Publication Date: September 2004
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): David B. Muhlhausen
Keywords: Immigration; border; culture
The literature on increased border enforcement's effect on illegal immigration indicates that it appears to slow the flow of illegal immigrants leaving the United States. Providing sanctions for illegally crossing the border and giving the Border Patrol a clear and consistent mission may be more important to securing the border than dramatically expanding the number of agents on the border.