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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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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Mitigating the “Balloon Effect”: Pressure on Mexican Routes Leads to Trafficking Back to Caribbean, Central America

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  Border Security, Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public / Mental Health, Public Security  /  Comments Off on Mitigating the “Balloon Effect”: Pressure on Mexican Routes Leads to Trafficking Back to Caribbean, Central America

At a media roundtable in Miami on November 8, 2011, William Brownfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, projected the return of drug traffickers to old Caribbean smuggling routes used in the 1970s and 1980s due to heightened law enforcement measures on land routes through Mexico. Brownfield suggested […]

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Is the New Arizona Statute on Immigration Constitutional?

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Border Security  /  No Comments

Former Arizona governor, current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder are critical of Arizona’s new law on immigration. Holder, at a news conference, said the Justice Department may challenge the statute. Current Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation last week that would make it a state crime to be in the […]

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