Some thoughts on the recent proposal for immigration "reform" in the US and the construction of a high tech fence along the border. As described in the Washington Post:
When the House of Representatives passed the Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act last month, it bowed to the narrowest possible thinking on immigration. The bill, one of the harshest in decades, would fund the building of nearly 700 miles of new high-tech fences along the U.S.-Mexico border and make illegal immigration a felony. Any U.S. citizen found driving an immigrant anywhere -- even to a hospital or school -- could be arrested as an "alien smuggler" if the immigrant were determined to be here illegally.
Marcela Sanchez goes on to describe the politics of the bill and argues that the House may have made a miscalculation of US politics.
Boz argues that any immigration reforms should consider protecting the lives of immigrants who take extraordinary risks at sea or in deserts to attempt to enter the country.
The BBC reports on two tunnels found under the US border in the southwestern part of the country.
El Diario de Hoy has many stories of Salvadoran migration on its website.