Tagged: policy

Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century

Yesterday, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy held a public conference, “Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century,” where immigration experts, scholars, and political figures debated issues and solutions related to immigration reform in the U.S. Fourteen working papers were submitted to and presented at the conference, one...

Obama Administration Highlights Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

In February 2012 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new Counter-Trafficking in Persons (C-TIP) Policy to concentrate efforts to combat trafficking on concrete, measurable principles and objectives. April 2013 USAID released a Counter-Trafficking in Persons Field Guide to provide practical guidance on implementing the USAID’s 2012 C-TIP...

Report Released on the Oversight of the Intelligence Community, 2011-2013

On March 22, 2013, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its latest biennial report outlining its oversight activities from the period of January 5, 2011 to January 3, 2013. Charged with carrying out oversight of the programs and activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community since 1976, the Committee...

Rethinking the National Security Strategy for the United States

Setting Priorities for American Leadership: A New National Security Strategy for the United States A recent report by the Project for a United and Strong America proposes a new National Security Strategy for the United States. From the report’s foreword: “[…] nothing is more important to the future security and...

OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013

OMB Report to the Congress on the Joint Committee Sequestration for Fiscal Year 2013 On March 1, 2013 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its report on the Joint Committee Sequestration for fiscal year 2013. In an introductory letter from Jeffrey D. Zients to the Speaker of the...

ICE Detainers Placed on U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents

New reports from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) found that between FY 2008 and the start of FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued nearly one million detainers. During this time it was noted that detainers were placed on 834 U.S. Citizens and 28,489 legal permanent...

Scientist Examine the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. National Security

A new report from Harvard University’s Center for the Environment titled “Climate Extremes: Recent Trends with Implications for National Security” identifies security risks from extreme weather and climate change. The increasing number of extreme weather events such as, floods, drought, heat waves, and severe storms spurs scientist to draw a...

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...

Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy

California Polytechnic State University and Case Western Reserve University have recently released a report prepared for the Greenwall Foundation entitled, Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy. The report investigates investments made by the United States military “that would enhance the ability of warfighters to complete their missions safely and effectively....