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Feds Expand Iris Scans at Southern Border

December 15, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. is testing what could be a powerful new deterrent against illegal immigration. Between 40% and 50% of the people illegally living in the U.S.—as many as six million people, according to an estimate by the Pew Research Center—didn’t sneak in, but entered legally, and then overstayed their visas....

Cubans Are Rushing to the American Border Just Before an Important Immigration Loophole is Shuttered

November 17, 2015 Cubans have long enjoyed a privilege coveted by any would-be immigrant to the US: All they have to do to get a path to legal residency is step on US soil. The preferential treatment was established during the Cold War to protect refugees fleeing Cuba’s communist regime. Now that the...

Here's What it Would Take to Build The Border Fence Donald Trump Wants

October 13, 2015 The land border between the US and Mexico is 1,933 miles in length, and Donald Trump would like to see all of it sealed off—as would nearly half of all Americans, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. (At 46%, the share of those who favor putting a...