- US uses songs to deter immigrants The US Border Patrol is turning to traditional style Mexican songs, known as corridos, to dissuade illegal immigrants from trying to cross the US-Mexican border.
- US army 'wants more immigrants' The US army is to accept immigrants with temporary US visas for the first time since the Vietnam war, a report says.
Is this an unlucky coincidence - a classic example of two branches of government working at cross-purposes? Or is it a very clever piece of joined-up government? Thus sensitive and risk-averse Mexicans should remain south of the border, and only the most courageous and determined Mexicans are welcome for military posts.