Tagged: border

President Releases Counternarcotics Strategy for Northern Border

National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy This new report released by the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy highlights the strategy for dealing with Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) operating on both sides of the United States and Canada. TCOs are exploiting weak points in the international boundary that spans nearly...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 2011 Fiscal Year in Review

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released year-end data on its border enforcement and management efforts during the last fiscal year (FY 2011). The data showed a 53 percent decrease in apprehensions since FY 2008; apprehensions are a key indicator in estimating illegal immigration. While apprehensions decreased legal trade...

President Obama’s Action Plan for Border Security and Economic Competitiveness with Canada

“On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The Declaration established a new long-term partnership built upon a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness. This means working together,...

Mexico’s “Narco-Refugees”

The Strategic Studies Institute at the the United States Army War College has recently published a report by Dr. Paul Rexton Kan entitled, “Mexico’s ‘Narco-Refugees’: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security”. From the Foreword written by Douglas C. Lovelace, Director of the Strategic Studies Institute: “The security and stability...

Are Border Patrol Agents Infringing upon Civil Liberties on New York Trains?

The New York Civil Liberties Union examines recent incidents of armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] Agents boarding buses and trains in upstate New York, nowhere near the border in order to question passengers about their citizenship or immigration status. The report suggests that the Border Patrol is employing...

Southwest Border Task Force Makes Recommdations for Stronger Corridor Security

The Homeland Security Advisory Council Southwest Border Task Force released its third set of recommendations; this set of recommendations builds upon the previous recommendations. In their third set of recommendations, the Task Force outlined specific recommendations on the corridor security approach being discussed by the Department of Homeland Security as...

Latest Legal and Illegal Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics provides the most recent data on legal permanent residents, nonimmigrant admissions, and illegal entries into the United States. In the report Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2010 the Office of Immigration Statistics estimates the legal permanent resident (LPR)...