From congressional races to the gubernatorial showdown, border issues have taken center stage in many campaigns this election season.
If you are dizzy from all the talk and rhetoric, you’re not alone. So today, we sort out some of the most popular election-season facts, myths and half-truths:
Is the border more dangerous than ever?
Answer: For people illegally crossing it, yes. For people living near it in Mexico, probably. For people living on the U.S. side of the border, probably not.
Is Arizona the epicenter for illegal immigration?
Answer: Yes and no.
Has the federal government really done nothing to secure the border?
Answer: You can question the effectiveness of the billions spent, but there’s no denying the massive buildup of border enforcement over the last five to 10 years:
Nice overview. Good answers to good questions. Read the whole thing.