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DHS Center of Excellence Announces Funding Opportunity for Border, Trade and Immigration Homeland Security Research

The Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence, has announced a new funding opportunity focused on research related to border security, trade and immigration. This opportunity, which was announced June 1, marks the third funding announcement made by the BTI Institute since… Keep Reading

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DHS Feeling Pressure to Improve Biometrics Program

President Donald Trump shocked the world January 27 when he signed an executive order temporarily placing severe restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The same order also rescinded the visas of approximately 60,000 visitors already in the United States from those countries. As of the beginning of… Keep Reading

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NEW – US Border Security Begins in Mexico

In the 2016 presidential election cycle, illegal immigration was generally attributed to Mexican migrants and a border wall was prescribed to prevent them from entering the United States. While the rhetoric resonated with many voters, it belied the vastly more complex trends in illegal border crossings and what is needed to address them. Most undocumented… Keep Reading

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America’s Southwest Border: Gateway to Terrorism and Bankruptcy

The United States shares approximately 5,525 miles of border with Canada and approximately 1,989 miles of border with Mexico. The maritime border consists of approximately 95,000 miles of shoreline. More than 500 million people cross these borders to enter the US and approximately 300 million are foreign nationals. The US southern border has been problematic… Keep Reading

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Special Ops Bring Unique Skills to Dangerous BP Mission

If you’re lost in the Mexican desert, staying alive is a tough proposition. This is the plight of hundreds of thousands of migrants who attempt to reach our southwest border every year, usually with the help of a paid smuggler known as a “coyote.” But having a guide doesn’t guarantee your survival; the Sonoran Desert… Keep Reading

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Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Solutions Face Untamed Border Challenges

Life would be considerably easier for US Border Patrol agents if all illicit activity in their sectors happened during daylight hours. Unfortunately, the majority of the US-Mexico border can be described as “the middle of nowhere,” illuminated at night only by the moon. Drug traffickers, human smugglers and migrants in their charge use the cover… Keep Reading

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Quiet Northern Border Requires Vigilant Scrutiny

The threats that face us from the north across our border with Canada are very different than those from the south. For that matter, almost everything else about the northern border situation is different. There is no drug war going on in Canada or widespread violence associated with it. Canada is a first world country… Keep Reading

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Travel Document and ID Fraud Drive International Detection Efforts

The scale of travel identity fraud in 2015 increased over previous years. Criminal networks are now so sophisticated that security experts can’t rely on traditional visual methods of detection, such as magnifying glasses and ultraviolet light sources. As more people travel to more destinations than at any time in history – passing through aviation security… Keep Reading

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