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Author Archive: Gary S. Becker

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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Trends in Latest TSA Customer Service Data Show Successes, Challenges

TSA collects a variety of customer service data, which reveal important trends in complaints and compliments that impact aviation and homeland security.

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TSA Complaint Data Reveals Airport Screening Trends

TSA is required to make its customer service information available to the public, and the data shows areas for improvement and emerging trends in aviation passenger and cargo screening.

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Virtual Kidnappings on the Rise – Law Enforcement Needs to Do More

Transnational organized criminal groups are using virtual kidnapping to extort money from Americans, and the U.S. law enforcement response seems to fall short.

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After Hurricanes, Building Business Resilience Through Preparedness

Recovery efforts continue after hurricanes battered parts of the United States, and some businesses are struggling to return to normal operations. The value of preparedness affects day-to-day business operations, and we need to advocate the notion of being prepared.

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Reducing the Economic Impact from Hurricane Harvey

Harvey could be the most costly natural catastrophe in U.S. history. But by focusing on resilience and restoring business operations, it might not need to be.

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Improving DHS Rulemaking through Public Comments on Regulatory Costs

Though regulations are intended to advance public wellbeing, during the rulemaking process, federal agencies often make missteps in factoring potential costs imposed by regulatory actions. This is where public participation in the regulatory process is essential.

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