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Open or Closed: Balancing Border Policy with Human Rights
By Elizabeth M. Bruch

n155 See Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), Immigration Enforcement: the Rhetoric, the R e a l i t y , a v a i l a b l e a t http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/178/ (last visited Oct. 13, 2007) (TRAC report based on analysis of records from the Immigration Courts and the Justice Department finds that only a "tiny fraction" of all Department of Homeland Security actions regarding immigration involve terrorism despite claims that this issue is a high priority mission of the DHS; instead, the overwhelming majority of actions involve immigration charges, primarily violations based on entering the U.S. without inspection); see also Johnson, supra note 10, at 260-62 (discussing the opportunities to focus on issues such as national security in an open border regime); Nett, supra note 2, at 225 (discussing "socialwaste" caused by diverting excessive resources to border control); Michael J. Trebilcock, The Law and Economics of Immigration Policy, 5 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 271, 276- 84 (2003) (discussing economic benefits of immigration

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