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Legally Banned: An Overview of President Trump’s Immigration Bans

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  Counterterrorism, Foreign Relations, Immigration, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By: Ammar Hussain On January 27, 2017, seven days after taking office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed to bar immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States due to national security concerns. The countries included Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. The executive order also aimed to reduce the […]

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The Spirit of North Americanism for Security and Diplomacy: A Case Study of the U.S. – Mexico Border

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  Border Security, Featured, International Law, International Security  /  Comments Off on The Spirit of North Americanism for Security and Diplomacy: A Case Study of the U.S. – Mexico Border

By: Irving Vidal Terrazas   Over the last eighteen months, the long lasting stable relationship between Mexico and the United States (U.S.) has changed dramatically. The new U.S. presidential administration has brought to question many of the latent issues affecting both nations, including security, immigration, economic growth, and the divergence of strategies. The changes directly affect […]

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Protecting U.S. Borders and the Limitations on Foreign Nationals’ Rights

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Border Security, Immigration, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Protecting U.S. Borders and the Limitations on Foreign Nationals’ Rights

By Jamie Salazer Technological advances have facilitated the transfer of goods, services, and people around the world and across country borders. In fact, the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer reported that between January–April 2017 destinations around the world received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors). However, with the increasingly interconnected world, […]

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Winter is Coming

By   /  March 10, 2013  /  Border Security, Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on Winter is Coming

The enforcement of a recent Florida law forcing international drivers to apply for and carry an international driver’s license (in addition to their Canadian license) was recently indefinitely shelved after public outcry from Canadian snowbirds. Some legally astute Canadians quickly brought to the attention of U.S. officials that the law may be in violation of […]

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Could “SMART port security” reverse “SAFE port security”?

By   /  November 21, 2012  /  Border Security, Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on Could “SMART port security” reverse “SAFE port security”?

In 2006, the British firm Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) was taken over by Dubai Ports World (DPW). Such a takeover is pretty common, but there was something different about this one. P&O operated port management businesses at six different major US seaports and DPW is a company based in and owned by […]

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