Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Memorandum   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The overarching goals of the Southern Border and Approaches Campaign are to enforce our immigration laws and interdict individuals seeking to illegally cross our land, sea, and air borders; degrade transnational criminal organizations; and decrease the terrorism threat to the Nation, all without impeding the flow of lawful trade, travel, and commerce. The ten objectives of the Southern Border and Approaches Strategy will be: [1.] Minimize the risk of terrorism. [2.] Increase the perceived risk of engaging in or facilitating illegal transnational or cross-border activity. [3.] Interdict people and goods attempting to enter illegally between ports of entry. [4.] Increase situational awareness in the air, land , and sea border and approaches. [5.] Decrease or disrupt the profitability and finances of transnational criminal activities at the optimal points. [6.] Dismantle criminal and terrorist organizations and networks. [7.] Prevent the illegal exploitation of legal flows. [8.] Maximize the resiliency of key nodes, conveyances, pathways, and transportation infrastructure. [9.] Minimize the cost to travelers and delays to shippers in being screened and vetted at ports of entry. [10.] Maximize the number of travelers and value o f imported goods that undergo screening before arriving at ports of entry."

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