Immigration Redux

Mahtesian, Charles
April 2007
Government Executive;Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p65
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the impact of the imprisonment of two U.S. Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean for shooting an immigrant, on the ability of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to frame immigration reform. It is argued that, for conservatives, who already view Bush as soft on illegal immigration, the case represents not only a miscarriage of justice but also an example of the administration's refusal to support front-line agents.


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