On October 23, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. The Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act creates an interagency task force focused on eradicating the illicit fentanyl and heroin trade.
Representative Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) co-sponsored the legislation. In her remarks, Rep. Clark spoke… Read More
On June 21, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary met for a hearing titled “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership As Well As Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Assessing Federal Efforts to to End the Threat.” During the hearing several individuals representing U.S. government agencies, including those representing the… Read More
Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively-Permeable Border of the United States
by William T. Eckles
The health of the U.S. parallels the health of a living organism. The body needs and seeks beneficial substances and interactions. The skin, lungs, and digestive tract of an organism are like the… Read More
Last week, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) testified in a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on preventing terrorist entry to the U.S. The Committee hearing focused on the new Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States, which was established earlier this year.
The… Read More
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their end of year statistics for fiscal year 2016. These statistics reflect the department’s immigration enforcement efforts prioritizing convicted criminals and threats to public safety, border security, and national security. The report includes data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S.… Read More
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with law enforcement officials and National Football League (NFL) security on February 3, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role in security operations during Super Bowl 50. According to Johnson, “Dozens of federal agencies and components, including multiple components of the… Read More
Last week the U.S. Department of State issued The Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Threat to National Security, a publication outlining the whole-of-government effort to combat the illicit trade in tobacco. The publication was released on December 2, at a meeting of the Interagency Working Group to Combat Illicit… Read More
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
September 16, 2014 – September 17, 2014
The U.S./Canada Border Conference will be held at COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan, from September 16 to September 17, 2014...
In February 2015, special agents from the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security led a large-scale, interagency operation focused on resolving passport and visa fraud cases...