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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Letter to the Editor
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

I am flummoxed at this country's failure to understand the importance of having good neighbors and friendly borders.

We are one of the few nations in the world that have been lucky to have relative peace on our borders with our neighboring countries. I say “lucky” because we have not taken substantial action to ensure that these borders remain peaceful, especially to the south.

Our politicizing of immigration policy is foolish when it is, in fact, a national security issue.

We need to be doing everything we can to stabilize our borders, including juicing the Mexican economy and rewriting our immigration policy, to make sure that Mexico remains a healthy and thus peaceful southern neighbor.

John Kichi

Sewickley Hills

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