Alan Bersin

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Cartels Bribe US Border Agents With Cash, Sex

127 border workers nabbed for corruption since 2004

(Newser) - Dangling offers of money and sexual favors, Mexican drug cartels have bribed US border officials to allow illegal immigrants through checkpoints, shield traffickers, or provide secret information, a top official testified before a Senate subcommittee. The Zetas drug cartel in particular has been “involved increasingly in systematic corruption,”... More »

Obama to Create Border Czar Post

(Newser) - A former Justice Department official has been picked to be the Southwest border czar—a new position created by the Obama administration to handle illegal immigration and border issues. The new Homeland Security Department post will be responsible for issues related to drug-cartel violence along the US-Mexico border and the... More »

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