“Immigration is an Economic Issue before it is a Law Enforcement Issue” Marco López Interviews with CBSN Live’s Vladimir Duthiers

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“Immigration is an Economic Issue before it is a Law Enforcement Issue” Marco López Interviews with CBSN Live’s Vladimir Duthiers

February 23, 2017 - 1:08 am

Intermestic Partners President, Marco López, joined CBSN Live’sVladimir Duthiers on Monday to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s new immigration guidelines which would: (1) immediately send home immigrants captured at the border, (2) enable expedited deportation proceedings for undocumented immigrants, and (3) authorize U.S. agencies to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to bring their children to the United States.

“There is still not a lot of clarity in how these measures will be implemented,” says López. “What is problematic is that immigration enforcement isn’t something you can just force your way out of.” López refers to the new administration’s directive to increase detainment numbers, which ultimately targets undocumented immigrants who are not engaged in criminal activity.

López also stressed the importance of working alongside Mexican authorities to “employ and deploy resources on both sides of the border” in terms of technology and intelligence to “enhance the security of everyone”.

You can find the full interview here: http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/homeland-security-prepares-to-release-new-immigration-guidelines/


Marco López

Marco A. López, Jr. is the President and CEO of International Business Solutions, Inc. (IBS), a business advisory firm that provides strategic business development and policy direction to both international and domestic organizations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and previously served as U.S. advisor to the successful presidential campaign of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on topics of border security and safety, border trade and commerce, and economic development. Prior to founding IBS, Marco was Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP). At the age of 22, he became one of the youngest mayors in the United States, elected into office at Arizona’s largest border community of Nogales, Arizona. He held various positions in Arizona state government and was appointed by then Governor Janet Napolitano as Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce.

More about Marco López here.

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