NEWS & ANALYSIS
Mar 31, 2009 -Law enforcement officers from border states criticized the federal government’s response to border security issues at a hearing today, as officials outlined how federal personnel and resources are being used to respond to the various, and often violent, crimes associated with Mexican drug cartels.
Mar 27, 2009 -As the U.S.'s top intelligence official reiterated that Mexico is not teetering on collapse yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) backed his state's request for additional National Guardsmen for border security as worries mount Mexican drug cartel violence will spill more widely onto U.S. soil.
Mar 26, 2009 -The "cleared list" of fliers on the terrorism watch list has grown to 80,000 names, prompting criticism from civil libertarians that names are added to the list too easily, reports USA Today.
Mar 24, 2009 -Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today outlined her agency's three-part plan to secure the border against escalating drug violence in Mexico, calling for deployment of added federal enforcement personnel, robust intelligence, and better coordination with partners in state, local, and Mexican law enforcement.
Mar 24, 2009 -The Obama administration will unveil a new plan this morning that will flood resources to the Mexican-American border to clamp down on border violence associated with Mexican drug cartels, reports CNN.com.
Mar 19, 2009 -Law enforcement officials today tackled the national security implications of human trafficking and reviewed federal and local responses to the crisis that illegally brings about 17,500 people into the United States each year.
Mar 13, 2009 -As American border states call for National Guardsmen to protect their borders with Mexico, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official outlined yesterday the still-evolving contingency plans if the trickle of violence from Mexico's drug war starts to gush over America's border.
Mar 11, 2009 -As Mexico’s narco-war continues to spiral out of control, lawmakers and homeland security officials yesterday discussed how to keep American guns from flowing south while acknowledging those weapons have made the Mexican government’s fight against the drug cartels more dangerous.
Feb 26, 2009 -Border security, cybersecurity, information sharing, and risk management are among the issues the new homeland security secretary has targeted during her first month on the job.
Feb 24, 2009 -The violence associated with Mexican drug cartels is now spilling over onto the America side of the border in Arizona and Texas, state officials have admitted.