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  • Spillover Border Violence: Fact or Fiction?

    Last night, NBC Nightly News continued its series “Mexico: The War Next Door.” In its latest segment, NBC highlighted the much discussed and debated issue of cross-border violence and drug trafficking in Texas. Flying overhead in helicopters with officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Patrol, the film … More

    The Red Card Solution: A Different Approach to Immigration, Prosperity, and Security

    Following last week’s GOP presidential debate, the phrase “red card” has been thrown around quite a bit. No, we’re not talking about soccer penalties or black Friday shopping at Target. We’re talking about the Krieble Foundation’s “Red Card Solution” for U.S. immigration and border security. Since the concept was raised … More

    Congress's Unrealistic Demands on Air Cargo Security Continue

    Congress is at it again. Earlier this month, Representatives Bennie Thompson (D–MS), Edward Markey (D–MA), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX), sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) demanding to know how the agency planned to meet the congressional mandate requiring the 100 percent screening of air cargo. This … More

    Back-Door Amnesty? DHS's Deportation Claims Questioned

    On October 18, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director John Morton announced the removal of the largest number of illegal immigrants in the ICE history. The agency boasted the record-breaking deportation of 396,906 individuals in fiscal year 2011, labeling its recent efforts to combat illegal immigration a large success. … More

    Illegal Immigration: Greater Efforts Still Needed to Combat Smuggling and Violence

    The illegal immigration of Mexicans to the U.S. has “sputtered to a trickle” due to an increase in economic and educational opportunities in Mexico coupled with a surge in border violence. At least, that is what The New York Times reported earlier this year. Ignoring that the apprehension of 447,500 … More

    Visa Overstays: Moving Forward with U.S. Security and Public Diplomacy

    In May of this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became concerned that terrorists may had been planning to exploit the U.S. visa system to enter the country and carryout an attack on the anniversary of 9/11. That terrorists seek to exploit our visa system, of course, is nothing … More

    Remembering 9/11: A New Perspective on the World

    At 8:50 a.m. on September 11, 2001, second period began. Four minutes earlier, American Airlines Flight 11 had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.  At that moment, however, the students and teachers at my suburban Ohio high school remained blissfully unaware. On that cool, fall morning … More

    The 9/11 Commission Recommendations -- 10 Years Later

    Last week, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG)—a follow on to the original 9/11 Commission—reported that, 10 years after 9/11, nine of the 41 recommendations made by the commission remain unfulfilled. With scores like that, this report card certainly isn’t going to make it on anyone’s fridge. … More

    Learn More About 9/11 and Its Aftermath

    September 11, 2001: the single worst terrorist attack any country has suffered in modern times. Few Americans will ever forget where they were when they got word that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. In an instant, our nation was changed forever. Over the next week and … More

    Blocking the Path to 9/11

    The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama that closely depicts the events leading up to 9/11. Produced in 2006, the miniseries aired to epic ratings of over 28 million viewers and remains one of the most extensive films on the events leading to September 11. Yet The Path to 9/11 … More