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Quote of the moment: A top DHS official on illegal immigration and the labor market

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A stretch of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Arizona, June 2006


"Until we have a legitimate labor market between Mexico and the United States, people will attempt to come here to work."

- Alan Bersin, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in Tucson last Friday


Yesterday's Arizona Daily Star featured an interview with Bersin, one of the top officials in the Department of Homeland Security. He addressed the unfeasibility of sealing the border and the need for reforms to the nation's immigration system.
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