Hannah Graf Evans, Domestic Policy Associate, and Maggie O’Donnell, Program Assistant in Militarism and Civil Liberties, both at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, in a Jan. 21, 2015 article, "The Border Security Myth," available at, stated:

“[T]he rising militarization has not effectively curbed undocumented immigration. Instead, it had the opposite effect – the accelerated rise in militarized enforcement came with an increase in the number of undocumented workers and a decrease in apprehensions.”

Jan. 21, 2015