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The human cost of securing the border

The U.S. Mexico border region is unlike any other place in the United States.  The dividing line between the two countries stretches for nearly two thousand miles from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas.  Although much of the geography is unique, it is not the physical terrain that makes the area so distinct.  The border [...]


Border Patrol series prompts OIG investigation

Juan Carlos Frey reports in his blog, the in-house oversight arm of the Department of Homeland security has added an investigation of the Rojas death and use of excessive force by border guards in general to its 2013 strategic plan.


Ask the experts: a changing voter electorate

This week Maria Hinojosa traveled to Clarkston, Georgia to discuss with members of the town how the demographic shift has affected them and the community at large. This is not just a shift in a single town in Georgia, it is a larger change to our national society. We asked a number of experts on [...]


Need to Know, September 21, 2012: America by the numbers

An intimate look at how changing demographics are reshaping the political landscape of America.


  Web exclusive: Grand jury to investigate death at the border

Update on the case of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, allegedly killed by Border Patrol in 2010


  Crossing the line, part 2

Correspondent John Larson investigates stories of abuse and sexual assault at the border.


  Need to Know, July 20, 2012: Crossing the line, part 2

Correspondent John Larson investigates stories of physical abuse, sexual assault and even torture at the U.S. border with Mexico.


U.S. to stop deporting some young immigrants

Bypassing Congress, President Obama issued an executive order to halt the deportation of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally.


  Fixing America: Immigration reform

Following the Obama administration’s announcement to exempt several thousand young undocumented immigrants from deportation, Need to Know’s panel of experts discuss the nation’s need for immigration reform.

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