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GAO assesses DHS border security



GAO assesses DHS border security
Recently, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a testimony on their assessment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) border security efforts along the U.S. southwest border. The GAO testimony details DHS’s efforts to implement collaborative mechanisms along the southwest border and the department’s efforts to assess its use… Read More

DHS Secretary calls for greater cooperation



DHS Secretary calls for greater cooperation
Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly testified to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the subject of border security and public safety. Kelly remarked on DHS’s border security mission and efforts. In his testimony, Kelly called for greater interagency and international cooperation,… Read More

Featured Article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination



Featured Article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination
Featured article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination by Patti Bielling Mexico’s dynamic evolution toward democracy remains a hidden success story to most people in the U.S. The Mexican government’s incremental legislative and election reforms from 1977 to today paved the way for the 2000 election… Read More

Kelly speaks on U.S. border security



Kelly speaks on U.S. border security
Earlier this week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly spoke before the House Committee on Homeland Security. During the hearing, Kelly briefed those present on U.S. border security. In his opening remarks, Kelly spoke of his service to the nation, as well as his experience working with… Read More

DHS addresses southwest border security



DHS addresses southwest border security
Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement on U.S. southwest border security. Johnson’s statement came after criticism from lawmakers about the increase in illegal immigration at the southwest border. In his statement, Johnson said “I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel… Read More

Further collaboration needed to stem firearm trafficking



Further collaboration needed to stem firearm trafficking
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a follow-up review on firearms trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico. GAO’s original firearms trafficking report was published in 2009. In their recent report, GAO examines the origin of firearms seized in Mexico that have been traced by the Department of Justice’s Bureau… Read More

Assist. Secretary testifies on SW border trafficking



Assist. Secretary testifies on SW border trafficking
Earlier this week Amb. William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, testified before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Brownfield spoke on U.S. counternarcotics assistance to Mexico, including the Merida Initiative. In his remarks, Brownfield discussed the U.S. role in… Read More