Category Archives: Border Security

Napolitano Declares El Paso Border Is Safe

Yesterday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared the border at El Paso safe.  She relied on the statistics provided to her by Customs and Border Patrol as well as a national survey ranking El Paso as the “safest … Continue reading

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Was National Guard Deployment along Border Really Worth It?

Amid much fanfare in 2006 then President George W. Bush deployed several thousand National Guard in order to bring “operational control” to illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and international terrorists. Just as the Congressional elections were ramping up, both Republicans and … Continue reading

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Bertha Gonzalez’ Story: Despite Recent Outsider Disclaimers, American Border Communities Are Very Dangerous Places

Don’t try telling the six children and more than twenty grandchildren of Berta Gonzalez that American border communities are safe places in which to live.  Just days after articles in “USA Today” and the “New York Times” declared American border … Continue reading

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American Border Communities Are Very Dangerous Places: USA Today Article Example of Garbage in, Garbage Out

A truism among researchers is that regardless of how sophisticated the statistical analysis, there is no substitute for good data.  If you have bad data, it is still possible to statistically analyze them but the results, regardless of the complexity … Continue reading

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