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"Officials say the threat of prison and a criminal record is a powerful deterrent, one that is helping drive down illegal immigration along the nearly 2,000-mile frontier between the United States and Mexico. Skeptics say that the government lacks the resources to sustain the strategy on the border and that the effort is diverting resources from more serious crimes such as drug and human smuggling...." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/06/01/ST2008060102603.html

Spencer Hsu, Washington Post, 2 June 2008

Illegal Immigration