Border Security

On The Media

Secrecy at the Border

Friday, February 28, 2014

A look at the suspension of rights at the border, murkiness of border policies, and lack of answers from the federal government.

On The Media

Shed Light on DHS!

Friday, October 25, 2013

As we've discussed here and here on OTM, the Department of Homeland Security has been unresponsive to journalists' questions about policies related to the rights and treatments of American citizens at airports and border ports of entry into the U.S. As former Congressman Lee Hamilton told Brooke, the best way to get answers from DHS is for constituents to put pressure on their elected representatives. And now you can use the tool below to do just that!

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On The Media

A Major Data Breach, the Media Spotlight on Victims of Tragedy, and More

Friday, October 25, 2013

A major credit bureau accidentally sells its data to identity thieves, the difficulty of reporting around DHS opacity, and the good and bad that comes with putting victims of tragedy in the media spotlight.

The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Border in CA, AZ, NM, & TX

Friday, June 21, 2013

In this segment we discuss how a border security surge would change the dynamic along the border--both in terms of the flow of people and the flow of money. To do so, we have three guests who are intimately familiar with the territories along the border: Jude Joffe-Blocksenior field correspondent in Phoenix for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, Amy Isackson, freelance reporter in San Diego and Tijuana and Mónica Ortiz Uribe, also a senior field correspondent for Fronteras in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.

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The Takeaway

A Voice from the Border on Immigration Reform

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Republicans are pushing for stronger border security measures, threatening to derail immigration reforms if their demands are not met. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, provides us with an update on immigration legislation. Though it may be tough to pass a bill, one Republican, a former Texas state legislator, sees the border a little differently. Aaron Pena, former member of the Texas House of Representatives, joins us to discuss how this issue is playing out along the border.

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New Yorkers React to Details of US Senate's Immigration Bill

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Immigrants in New York are digesting the details that are emerging  about the Senate's immigration reform bill.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

2013: Year of the Drone

Monday, February 04, 2013

Lev Grossman, senior writer for TIME, discusses his recent cover story on the rise of drone usage - both in military operations and domestically.

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Tucson AZ

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Tucson sits in the borderlands, the desert landscape where America and Mexico meet.  This place is crisscrossed by boundaries, visible and invisible—from the U.S. border wall that cuts the Sonoran desert in half, to live-wire political divides in Tucson itself.   In this episode, we tell stories about what happens when people cross borders, risking their lives and their reputations to take a chance on the other side.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Shadow Catcher

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Nationalization Service and the author of Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels, Hipolito Acosta, talks about his work in the "border wars." 

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It's A Free Country ®

Could Sheriff Arpaio’s Endorsement Hurt Rick Perry?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An endorsement from "America’s Toughest Sheriff" may not be worth as much as it used to in the past.