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DOJ to Sanctuary Cities: Comply or Get Subpoenaed

The Department of Justice has demanded that 23 jurisdictions in the U.S. provide documents that would show whether they are withholding information on illegal immigrants from the department. Federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373 promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement and with which compliance is a condition of FY2016 and FY2017 Byrne JAG awards.. “I… Keep Reading

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Border Walls Around the World – What’s the Utility of a Wall?

President Trump’s commitment to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border continues to polarize both Congress and bilateral ties with our southern neighbor. While Democrats argue walls don’t work and even many Republicans question the $21.6 billion price tag, both concerns are overwrought. While critics say there is no utility in a border wall, countries… Keep Reading

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Short Shutdown Has Little Impact on Defense Firms

Timing is everything. Three days — including a weekend — is not quite enough to cause production problems that really hurt. Just days into the U.S. government shutdown in 2013, several defense companies threatened to furlough thousands of their employees whose jobs were tied to federal facilities or projects that were curtailed. This year, that… Keep Reading

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Law Enforcement, Nonprofit Partnership Tackling Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

In the summer of 2016, a group of Minnesota community leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sector joined with local and federal law enforcement agencies to form an anti-trafficking group to address the issue of sex trafficking at this year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Although the group established practical goals of providing more outreach… Keep Reading

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Wray: FBI Needs ‘Back Door’ Access as ‘Major Public Safety Issue’

FBI Director Christopher Wray has called on the tech industry to create encryption “back doors” for law enforcement agencies so they can unlock seized devices. Speaking at the International Conference of Cyber Security in New York, Wray said that the FBI seized nearly 8,000 devices from suspects in FY 2017 that they are unable to… Keep Reading

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