"The 2002 National Homeland Security Strategy cited border and transportation security as one of the six critical mission areas for securing America from terrorist attacks. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was abolished in March 2003, and all its immigration-related functions were transferred into the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This Strategic Research Project examines the history of border security, strategic implications of the new mission, practices, and policies of the CBP. Further, it analyzes the international border security agreements between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and reviews the use of Reserve Components in Joint Task Force North and Operation Jumpstart. Finally, it discusses the volunteer Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and concludes with recommendations for improving border security."
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