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CLIP: U.S.-Mexico Border and Immigration

AIR DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2016

Brandon Darby talked about legal and illegal immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, TX. He discussed different avenues for entering the United States, the role of Mexican cartels, and reasons he believes the immigration system is not working.


  • Illegal Immigration in the U.S. (Video - 7 min)
    Mario Martinez, the chief Border Patrol agent in the Laredo sector, talked about illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border (Video - 2 min)
    A Cuban national who traveled for four straight days to reach the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, talked about his experiences.
  • Bell Ringer: Federalism and Immigration (5:04)
    Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) states his objections to one of the provisions upheld in the the Supreme Court ruling of Arizona v US. The other three provisions of the law were ruled unconstitutional.
  • Bell Ringer: U.S. Immigration Policy & "Sanctuary Cities" (8:48)
    USA Today Reporter Alan Gomez talked about U.S. immigration policy and the focus on so-called "sanctuary cities" around the country. Topics included deportation policy and facts on U.S. immigration populations and their impact on cities.
  • Bell Ringer: Immigration History and the Hart-Celler Act (8:40)
    Maria Cristina Garcia talked about the history of immigration in the United States and how the 1965 Hart-Celler Act changed American immigration policy.
  • Bell Ringer: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration (13:04)
    Patrick Ettinger talked about his book, "Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930", in which he shares the origins of immigrant smuggling and illicit entry on the northern and southern U.S. borders from 1882-1930, at a time when English, Irish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Lebanese, Japanese, Greek, and, later, Mexican migrants created various “backdoors” into the country.



  • Brandon Darby
    Director and Editor
    Breitbart News Network->Texas


KEYWORDS: Immigration, Federalism, Illegal Immigration, Federal Law, Cartel, Border, Customs and Border Protection