Nelson Balido Archive
Published November 05, 2013
Though illegal apprehensions are at historic lows, illegal entries through Texas have risen by 16 percent year over year.
Published October 11, 2013
A majority of Mexicans support the idea of reforming Pemex, but over 60 percent oppose outside foreign investors gaining a foothold in the country’s energy sector.
Published September 20, 2013
If I were on the Senate Finance Committee, here are some questions I’d pose to the president’s latest nominee, Gil Kerlikowske.
Published August 14, 2013
Secretary of Homeland Security’s announcement that she will be leaving her cabinet post injects even more uncertainty into the fate of the so-called virtual fence along the border.
Published July 10, 2013
With the immigration bill headed to the House, a big dose of real leadership will be needed once again, as the legislation is already facing criticism from both parties.
Published June 13, 2013
Lawmakers should be especially sensitive to calls to install an exit control system at our land border crossings with Canada and Mexico.
Published May 23, 2013
If we want to achieve better results, then our Border Patrol and law enforcement need better tools, according to Nelson Balido.
Published April 30, 2013
Buried deep in the president’s budget there is language directing to carry out a study of the potential impacts of collecting a border crossing fee on pedestrians and private vehicles.
Published April 23, 2013
In the span of just two weeks, two major events in Washington could have profoundly positive effects on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Published April 08, 2013
Crafting a comprehensive immigration reform gets even harder with its provision that U.S. borders be verified as secure before any plan to legalize the undocumented.