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Ports and Borders

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.

Comparing Wait Times For FOIA Requests

How does Customs and Border Protection stack up against other federal agencies when fulfilling FOIA requests?

Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

The Administration’s proposed budget cuts to several agencies threaten progress and would make the country less safe.

Earned Citizenship Fees – Enough to Cover Costs?

A one-time $1,000 fine for illegal immigrants seeking documentation may not be sufficient to cover the costs states and the federal government incur from undocumented residents.

Trump Travel Ban Could Have an Economic Impact

Regardless of whether one supports President Trump’s politics, the economic impact from his recent Executive Order could be real and possibly long lasting.

Trump’s Travel Ban – How Not to Negotiate with Muslims

The Trump administration President Trump needs to consider and understand the essential elements of Muslim and Arab conflict management practices.

U.S. Border Security Must Guard Against Biologic Threats

By Tim Stephens
A missing element in existing border security measures is a means to ensure we don’t increase the threat from disease outbreaks.

Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’ Executive Order and Comments to CBP

President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries could impact comments submitted to Customs and Border Protection.

Should PreCheck and Global Entry Be Free for the Public?

Economic analyses provide critical information for informing DHS budget decisions.

Better Management of Trusted Traveler Programs Can Enhance Security, Efficiency

Consolidating Precheck, Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST management has many benefits.