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Consider the Economic Consequences from Shutting Down the Border

Closing the southern border would lead to enormous costs in supply chain delays and reduced trade. Proceed with extreme caution.

The Irony of Trump’s Side in the Shutdown – It’s Harming Homeland Security

The President is refusing to agree to funding legislation without Wall money on the pretext of national security. Apparently he misses the importance of risk-based decision making.

The Cost of Waiting – Economic Consequences from Wait Times at US Border

Wait times at U.S. borders are a disincentive for entering the country, which has far-reaching economic impacts.

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.

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.

Gov. Christie Nominated for FEMA Administrator! Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts The Apprentice! UFC Fighter Takes Over as WH Press Sec! Really?!

In Security Debrief’s 8th annual April Fools coverage, we’ve collected stories the rest of the media somehow missed…

DHS Releases RFPs for Border Wall Prototypes

The federal solicitation for the “Southwest Border Wall” is out, and the RFPs contain some surprises on timeline and transparency.