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On Child Separation Policy, Enough Doublespeak, Madam Secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen cannot with integrity simultaneously lead a department to protect the nation while also burying child suffering in semantics and blame-shifting.

Trump Tweets DHS Sec. Nielsen Could be Fired Next! Really?!

For Security Debrief’s 9th annual April Fools coverage, we’ve collected stories the rest of the media somehow missed…

Virtual Kidnappings on the Rise – Law Enforcement Needs to Do More

Transnational organized criminal groups are using virtual kidnapping to extort money from Americans, and the U.S. law enforcement response seems to fall short.

In Second Year of Trump Administration, the Perplexing State of Homeland Security

There is a long list of things in the homeland security arena that remain undone as the Trump Administration begins its second full year.

CBP Airport Wait Times Improve, Better Measurement Needed at Land Borders

A recent GAO report shows CBP is successfully decreasing wait times at airports, but when it comes to land and sea ports, more work remains.

U.S. Chamber Urges Senate Vote on CBP Commissioner Nominee

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to the Senate urging a vote to confirm Kevin McAleenan’s nomination for commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Border Wall Impact on Drug Flows Could Deliver National Cost Savings

A southern border wall could be cost-beneficial if it limits narcotics trafficking and reduces the number of drug overdose fatalities, but it is worth considering regulatory alternatives, as well as whether the border wall will actually impact drug flows.

U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Could Pay for Itself in Two Years

The proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall has received a lot of debate over its projected construction cost, but a simple analysis suggests the wall would actually be cost-beneficial.

Kevin McAleenan – The Right Person to Lead U. S. Customs and Border Protection

Kevin McAleenan’s nomination for CBP Commissioner is the right choice for a challenging leadership role. I know this from personal experience.

Miami Airport CBP Wait Times Remain High

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making progress in reducing wait times for processing international arrivals—but not at Miami International.