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Author Archive: Gary S. Becker

TSA’s Problem with Data Accuracy

The consequences of disseminating incorrect data are vast, and TSA's problems with data accuracy are increasingly evident. This requires action.

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UAS Remote ID Proposed Rulemaking Will Not be Completed by September

Some think the FAA proposed rulemaking on unmanned aircraft systems will be ready for the public by July. That is highly unlikely. Here's why.

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A Case for Risk Takers in the U.S. Immigration System

The migrants being turned away at the border are just the type of people we want to welcome to the United States, if the laws change.

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Consider the Economic Consequences from Shutting Down the Border

Closing the southern border would lead to enormous costs in supply chain delays and reduced trade. Proceed with extreme caution.

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Considering the Wrong Metrics for Border Wall Funding

Using total drug seizures as a guide for expanding U.S. border security infrastructure is not as logical as it seems.

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New Data on TSA’s Seizure of Concealed Firearms, 2015-2018

Last week, TSA reported a record-setting 4,239 firearm seizures in 2018. With all of TSA's marketing, it is amazing this number of concealed weapons is still being found. Data tells a story, but is this the whole story?

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Proposed Rule on Immigration Inadmissibility Uses Faulty Economic Analysis

DHS is proposing a costly new rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds,” that relies on questionable economic analysis.

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Improving Processing Times at US Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a problem with processing times for applications. They're too long.

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Big Jump in Public Complaints to TSA Over Processing Times

TSA has seen a substantial increase in complaints since September 2017. The data proves it.

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The Cost of Waiting – Economic Consequences from Wait Times at US Border

Wait times at U.S. borders are a disincentive for entering the country, which has far-reaching economic impacts.

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