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The Kelly Doctrine – “I’ve Got Your Back”

In his first set of public remarks since becoming the nation’s fifth Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly declared a message loud and clear to the DHS workforce: "I've got your back."


U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Could Pay for Itself in Two Years

The proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall has received a lot of debate over its projected construction cost, but a simple analysis suggests the wall would actually be cost-beneficial.


Kevin McAleenan – The Right Person to Lead U. S. Customs and Border Protection

Kevin McAleenan's nomination for CBP Commissioner is the right choice for a challenging leadership role. I know this from personal experience.


Miami Airport CBP Wait Times Remain High

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making progress in reducing wait times for processing international arrivals—but not at Miami International.


DHS Releases RFPs for Border Wall Prototypes

The federal solicitation for the "Southwest Border Wall" is out, and the RFPs contain some surprises on timeline and transparency.


Comparing Wait Times For FOIA Requests

How does Customs and Border Protection stack up against other federal agencies when fulfilling FOIA requests?


Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

The Administration's proposed budget cuts to several agencies threaten progress and would make the country less safe.


Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on TSA Goes to the Dogs

When it comes to aviation security and cargo screening, until technology is as reliable and effective as a canine’s nose, we need more trained dogs.


Earned Citizenship Fees – Enough to Cover Costs?

A one-time $1,000 fine for illegal immigrants seeking documentation may not be sufficient to cover the costs states and the federal government incur from undocumented residents.


FEMA’s Future – Save the Grants, Partnerships and Children

The congressional hearing on the "Future of FEMA" praised the agency and noted priorities for emergency management and response going forward.



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