The December 21, 2010 USA Today quoted AFSC's Christian Ramirez in a story about the killing of a U.S. Border Agent along the U.S. border with Mexico:

"Ramirez said smuggling cartels trying to push their goods into the U.S. are clashing with an ever-expanding collection of law enforcement officers on the U.S. side, leaving illegal immigrants simply looking for work caught in the crossfire."