Fact Sheet: Border Security Along the Southwest Border

Christian Penichet-Paul
Date of Publication: 
September, 2018
Source Organization: 
National Immigration Forum

America’s Southwest border has never been more secure. Following the passage of the Secure Fence Act in 2006, the U.S. built nearly 700 miles of physical barriers along the 2,000-mile Southwest border, an all-time high, with the rugged terrain and the Rio Grande acting as natural barriers in other areas. This fact sheet, "Border Security Along the Southwest Border," answers questions on border security, border crossings, taxpayer costs and the effectiveness of current and proposed measures. 

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Penichet-Paul, C. (2018). Fact Sheet: Border Security Along the Southwest Border. National Immigration Forum. Retrieved from https://immigrationforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fact-Sheet-on-Border-Security-Along-the-Southwest-Border.pdf