Border Security News

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

Latin American Program in the News: "In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants"

Jul 15, 2013
Eric Olson is featured in the Washington Post on the rise in migrants from Central America passing through Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"

Jul 12, 2013
This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.

CBO Report: More Spending on Border Control Will Kinda Sorta Maybe Reduce Illegal Crossings - Mexico Institute in the News

Jul 08, 2013
“The return on investment in boots-on-the-ground border control is becoming less and less over time,” said Wilson. Patrols were already doubled, in both the ‘90s and ‘00s, so that today, “every additional border agent now will do less and less."

Op-ed: Let's Make a Deal - Mexico Institute in the News

Jul 08, 2013
“It’s a huge, huge buildup,” said Chris Wilson, an analyst at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “We doubled the border patrol in the 1990s. We doubled it again in the first decade of the century. Now we’re considering doubling it again.”

How will immigration reform feel on the border? - Mexico Institute in the News

Jul 01, 2013
Chris Wilson of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute says the surge could be a type of "stimulus" for border towns that are struggling economically.

Minor drug busts at border checkpoint breaking Texas county’s budget

Jun 19, 2013
This article cites Eric L. Olson who comments on drug smuggling and US Law Enforcement.

Op-ed: Impunity and Hope - Mexico Institute in the News

Jun 17, 2013
In his new book, Midnight in Mexico, Alfredo Corchado, born in Durango and the son of an immigrant farmworker, tries to explain to his parents why he decided to return to Mexico despite their best efforts to give him and his siblings a better life on the other side of the border.

Latin American Program in the News: US border technology remains flawed

Jun 06, 2013
Eric Olson’s comments on the security at the border between the U.S. and Mexico were quoted in this article.

Latin American Program in the News: Firma alemana reconoce envío de armas a México

May 22, 2013
An article on a German company (Heckler & Koch) accused of illegal firearms sales to Mexico cites Colby Goodman's Wilson Center report on firearms trafficking. (in Spanish)

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