Tagged: border

Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border

A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border The United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management has released a Majority Report entitled, “A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border”. The report...

State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

The Border Research Partnership, composed of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Mexico Institute, el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies, released a working paper this month on the State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. According to the...

Measuring the Costs of the Canada-US Border

The Fraser Institute released a report this month titled, “Measuring the Costs of the Canada-US Border.” The report examines changes to security at the U.S.-Canada border since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and how the “security first” approach taken by the U.S. government has “made it more costly to...

2012 DHS Northern Border Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security recently released its 2012 Northern Border Strategy, which is “the first unified strategy to guide the Department’s policies and operations along the U.S.-Canada Border.” Relations between the United States and Canada are among the world’s strongest, and the border between the two countries is the...

CBP Releases 2012-2016 Border Patrol Strategic Plan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its 2012-2016 Border Patrol Strategic Plan. The 2012-2016 Strategic Plan builds on the foundation of the 2004 National Border Patrol Strategy, which allowed for significant acquisition of personnel, technology, and infrastructure in support the Border Patrol’s mission. The 2012-2016 Border Patrol Strategic Plan...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Regulatory Analysis and Terrorism Risk

Under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 “Federal agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a key component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are required to evaluate the benefits, costs, and other impacts of major regulations prior to promulgation.” This requirement can prove especially challenging for “regulations intended to confer...

New Report Examining ‘Rhetoric from Reality’ on Border Security and Migration

Today, a new report was released by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Mexico’s College of the Northern Border (COLEF) titled, “Beyond the Border Buildup: Security and Migrants Along the U.S.-Mexico Border.”” According to the WOLA press release, this report is the result of “a year-long study of...

Interesting Theses from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Today the HSDL would like to highlight three theses from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Understanding the Emergence of Alshabab in Somalia by Mohamed Omar Assowe, looks at how the disorder in Somalia and the division in opposing groups has led Alshabab to adopted a jihadist ideology...

Is the Federal Government Misguided in Its Approach to Border Security?

A new report by former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, entitled How to Fix a Broken Border: Disrupting Smuggling at Its Source, thinks that the Federal Government is misguided in its approach to border security. The report from the Immigration Policy Center thinks that border-enforcement resources are being wasted on...

ATF’s Fast and Furious Under Fire

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing today titled “Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice“. The hearing heard testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder. This is the sixth time Attorney General Holder has appeared before a congressional committee...