An Interview With CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin

When President Barack Obama appointed Alan Bersin in March as the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the country was embroiled in an intense debate over safe borders, millions of undocumented immigrants and the amount of manpower needed on the front lines of the drug war. Things haven’t calmed since then, and the passage of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 has some in Texas clamoring for similar legislation.

Bersin was the keynote speaker at a Border Security Conference at the University of Texas at El Paso last week, sharing the spotlight with, among others, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Carlos ...

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