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The Border Research Partnership released a working paper this month on the State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. According to the paper, “The state of security along the U.S.-Mexico border easily ranks as one of the most highly charged topics of public discussion and debate in both the United States and Mexico of the past several years. Concerns about global terrorism, potential threats posed by those entering the United States illegally, and fears that skyrocketing violence in Mexico might ‘spillover’ into the United States have led to dramatic policy shifts and significant new investments by the U.S. to ‘secure’ the border.”