NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.S. Intelligence Chief: Mexico Will Not Fail

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.

TSA's "Cleared List" of Fliers Tops 80,000

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.

Napolitano Outlines DHS' Southwest Border Security Initiative

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.

New U.S.-Mexico Border Plan to be Revealed Today

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.

Lawmakers Worry About National Security Consequences of Human Trafficking

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.

DHS Official Outlines Border Violence Contingency Plan

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.

American Gun Flow into Mexico Must be Stopped, Lawmakers and Officials Say

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.

Napolitano Orders Review of Key DHS Efforts

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.

Mexican Drug Violence Has Crossed U.S. Border, State Officials Say

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.

Unrest in Mexico Triggers Texas' Border Security Plan

Large protests and a deadly shootout between Mexican armed forces and drug cartel members just across the Mexican border last week activated Texas' border security plan, which anticipates the day violence spills over the border, reports South Texas's The Monitor.
 




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