Tagged: border

The Golden State Provides a Golden Ticket for Drug Cartels and Transnational Criminal Organizations

California is an incredibly diverse state, with a variety of socio-economic classes, races, and cultures; now, it has also become the unwitting host to an equal variety of transnational criminal organizations. These corporations operate in a border-less, crime-fueled and profit-driven underworld, and scores of these corporations have made their homes...

US/Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era

Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT) released today a “first of-its-kind” study on a developing trend in US-Mexico immigration: reentry. The study, “The US/Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era”, utilizes information from in-person interviews with 600 returning migrants in order to detail the factors that are driving historic numbers...

Integrated Cargo Security Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canada Border Services Agency have released the Integrated Cargo Security Strategy (ICSS), which is “aimed at identifying and resolving security concerns as early as possible in the supply chain or at the perimeter, with the expectation that this will allow us to...

Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship

The Executive Office of the President has released a report titled, Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits of Providing a Path to Earned Citizenship. The report highlights "the economic benefits of providing a path to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in...

Comparing the Senate Immigration Bill with Individual Bills in the House – Two Sides of the Same Coin

The Senate and House have released a series of bills related to border security. Although they address many of the same issues, the Senate Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744) is a comprehensive act covering a range of immigration issues, including border security, infrastructure...

National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has released its 2013 annual report entitled, “National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy”. According to the report there are nine strategic objectives which correspond to nine chapters. These are: 1. Enhance criminal intelligence and information sharing capabilities and processes associ­ated with the Southwest border...

State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border

A new report examining the state of the U.S.-Mexico border has been released by the Border Research Partnership, comprised of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies. The document, State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive...

Texas Public Safety Threat Overview 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has recently released its Texas Public Safety Threat Overview 2013, a report which examines the threats currently facing the state. According to the report, “Texas faces the full spectrum of threats. The globalization and convergence of crime and terrorism; an unsecure border with...

Ready for Another Immigration Debate? President Challenges Congress to Take Action

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, President Obama challenged Congress “to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in this country right now.” Immigration reform has been a hotly debated issue that has not gone away, an issue that was debated heavily...