Jan 17, 2012

Immigration Crackdown: Border Patrol to toughen policy

The Associated Press: "The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The agency this month is overhauling its approach on migrants caught illegally crossing the 1,954-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico.

... The Border Patrol now feels it has enough of a handle to begin imposing more serious consequences on almost everyone it catches,.... The "Consequence Delivery System" — a key part of the Border Patrol's new national strategy to be announced within weeks — relies largely on tools that have been rolled out over the last decade on parts of the border and expanded. It divides border crossers into seven categories, ranging from first-time offenders to people with criminal records." read more

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