Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Council,...
National Guard Border Troops Moving On
Released on Sun, Jun 29, 2008
June 2008 marks the two-year anniversary and the end of Operation Jump Start, a joint program by the Border Patrol and Department of Defense. Yet, the persistence of undocumented immigration indicates that Operation Jump Start is anything but a success. Instead, it has been a costly and ineffective approach to border control that was incorporated into a larger, self-defeating strategy of enforcement-without-reform.