Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Redacted Mueller Report Released

Today the U.S. Department of Justice released the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Special Counsel Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (the “Mueller Report”). The Mueller Report contains two volumes, the first of which details the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election....

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Nonpartisan Committee Report on Securing Our Border, Safety and Welfare of Migrant Children

The Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Families and Children Custody Panel has released the “Final Emergency Interim Report” addressing the current immigration crisis. In creating this report, the Panel reviewed CBP operations and studied short-term care arrangements for those in custody, especially children. Based on these...

Reducing Cyber Vulnerabilities in Underserved Populations

The University of California, Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) has published “Improving Cybersecurity Awareness in Underserved Populations” report that focuses on cyber vulnerabilities among the ‘underserved’ residents of San Francisco, including low-income residents, foreign-born or foreign-language speakers, and seniors.  As cybersecurity represents a relatively recent yet significant concern to...

Place-Based Visas Provide Pathways for Economic Development

A new report by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. demographic trends and the consequences on certain impacted communities. Specifically, the report explores the relationship between the current immigration policy and the long-term economic development. As the population growth is consistently slowing down, many...

In Focus: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

New In Focus now available on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). On March 26, 2019, the President issued Executive Order 13865 on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP). This In Focus includes resources for further reading on this topic. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL...

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Cryptocurrencies as a Means of Funding Terrorism

The RAND Corporation recently released a publication examining the possibility of terrorists using cryptocurrencies to fund their organizations. Titled “Terrorist Use of Cryptocurrencies: Technical and Organizational Barriers and Future Threats,” the report focuses on two key questions. The first is understanding to what extent terrorist organizations are currently using—or not...

Bipartisan Local Support for Immigration Reform: Protecting Immigrants and Economic Shareholders

Immigrants fill crucial gaps in local economies and therefore Congress must act to reform federal standards that end up hurting various state and local economic shareholders, a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center argues. The report, titled “A Call for Clarity and Compromise: The Perspectives of State and Local...