Securing the Border

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The U.S.-Mexican border is likely to be a hot a topic of discussion during the Republican debate Wednesday night, with unauthorized immigration as the main focus. 

During this election cycle, candidates have differed over how to address the problem of undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. and the problem of individuals entering the country illegally.  These are not typical black-and-white issues and disagreements over policies exist not only between parties but also within parties.  Everything from building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to increasing the number of drones used for enhanced monitoring of the border has been suggested—though, not all of the options are feasible or cost-effective. 

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