Losing Control of the Borders

Congress considers a bill to limit illegal immigration

Ernest Gustafson, the director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Phoenix district, knew things were bad. The number of illegal aliens caught in Arizona had climbed sharply, breaking records nearly every month and hitting an alltime high of 11,200 in April. Then Gustafson took a night helicopter tour of the notorious 66-mile border stretch from the Pacific inland past Chula Vista, Calif., where the Border Patrol picked up 49,511 interlopers in April, up 46% over the same period last year. When the pilot turned on the...

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