Here's an excerpt from my latest article for Homeland Security Today's Correspondents Watch:
"On January 24, President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address. Given the typical length of presidential State of the Union addresses, he was able to cover a wide variety of topics, with the American economy as the centerpiece – and for good reason. However, when discussing foreign policy and external threats, the southwest border merited one sentence; Mexico was never mentioned, and the subject of illegal immigration and immigration reform consisted of just one tiny paragraph. Obama said: “I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration. That's why my Administration has put more boots on the border than ever before. That's why there are fewer illegal crossings than when I took office … We should be working on comprehensive immigration reform right now.” The Texas Border Coalition—a collective voice of border mayors, county judges and economic development commissions—definitely took notice of the omission... So what does that tell us about where border security policy lies in the grand scheme of US government priorities?"
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