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Author Archive: Randy Beardsworth

Ted Alden on U.S. Competitive Immigration

Every now and then you come across an article that cuts through the surface layer of superficial, short-term issues and illuminates the long-term challenges. Ted Alden's thinking has always been this way, and he nails it in his recent...


Immigration in Arizona vs North Korea: Where do you want to live?

I recently received a rather bizarre e-mail pointing out that countries such as North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Cuba have robust border security and don’t tolerate people crossing their borders illegally. The e-mail went on to point out...


1M Fewer Illegal Immigrants: DHS Secure Border Initiative Ended Catch and Release

CBS News recently reported the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is down by about one million from 2008 to 2009. The DHS report CBS cited also shows a striking difference in the number of illegal immigrants entering...


Pride for U.S. Coast Guard Actions in Haiti

The recent earthquake in Haiti has been tragic, with the numbers of those dead and missing constantly rising. Many countries have answered the call for aid, the U.S. second to none. As a former U.S. Coast Guard officer, this...



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