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  • Five Things About Homeland Security That Nobody's Discussing: #2

    #2: The Over-Federalization of Disasters Makes Everyone Worse Off Whenever hurricane season begins, there are often multiple calls for Congress to adopt a catastrophic hurricane fund (CAT fund). This fund is the ultimate in public options—and would provide government insurance to homeowners and businesses in the most disaster prone regions. … More

    Five Things About Homeland Security That Nobody Is Discussing: #3

    #3: State and Local Immigration Enforcement Works Right now, across the country, 287(g) programs are making meaningful progress in tackling the immigration problem. Under 287(g) auspices, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) trains state and local law enforcement to act like ICE agents. In Davidson County, TN, it helped law enforcement … More

    Five Things About Homeland Security That Nobody Is Discussing: #4

    #4: A Cyber Leadership Deficit There has been a lot of talk about cyber security over the last few months. The Obama Administration named it as one of its number one homeland security priorities. Everyone in Washington has an opinion about what should be done from regulating the private sector … More

    Five Things About Homeland Security That Nobody Is Discussing: #5

    #5: Interagency Cooperation, The Missing Piece of the Puzzle Eight years after the September 11 attacks, Congress has enacted legislation in order to keep America safe. They created the Department of Homeland Security not just to integrate the activities of over two dozen agencies and programs, but also to lead … More

    NYC Raids: Terrorists Don’t Take a Vacation

    Monday, September 14, in New York City, federal and city counterterrorism agents raided homes of those suspected to be involved in terrorist plots against the United States. As part of a joint terrorism task force activity, this is a big win for law enforcement, and it shows just how far … More

    New Immigration Report, Same Old Call for Amnesty

    On July 8, 2009, the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy, chaired by Jeb Bush and Mack McLarty, released a report which attempts to give a solution to America’s immigration problem. The report starts off well, emphasizing that immigration has been positive for America and … More

    Obama Attempts Immigration Street Cred

    The Obama Administration has begun a series of investigations aimed at hitting employers who hire illegal immigrants, notifying businesses of plans to audit their I-9 forms. I-9 forms are forms that every worker needs to fill out in order to be employed legally. This is a great first step in … More

    Obama’s Immigration Meeting: Amnesty is the Wrong Agenda

      Yesterday, the Obama Administration held a closed-door immigration conference, bringing together key members of Congress. It has been reported that this meeting focused on finding a way to push for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress this year. During the 2008 Presidential elections, then-candidate Barack Obama made a promise to take up … More

    Promoting Tourism by Taxing Tourists?

    The Senate will soon vote on the Travel Promotion Act of 2009. The Act would create a government-run public relations campaign funded by a tax on international visitors. It is being touted as a way to increase travel to the United States. But the economic downturn has not just hit … More

    The Law Enforcement Approach to Terrorists Poses Serious Challenges

    If the experience of our closest allies in the war against terrorists is any indication, taking a pure law enforcement approach is dangerous, ill-advised, and might not bear much fruit. In the United Kingdom, of the 1,471 individuals arrested for alleged terrorist acts since September 11, 2001, only 340 suspects … More