NEWS & ANALYSIS

Virtual Fence Won't Be Operational for 3 Years

Technical problems discovered in the virtual fencing system's prototype have led DHS officials to push back its deployment date to 2011.

Specter: Deport Convicted Illegal Immigrants

Senator says the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens combined with high rates of recidivism make deportation logical.

Chertoff Lays Out DHS Budget Requests

The Department of Homeland Security's 2009 budget requests include increased security funding for border patrol, ports, critical infrastructure, and other initiatives.

Bush's Budget Proposal Bolsters Border Security

The additional funding will increase the number of fences, border agents, and illegal immigration raids on workplaces.

Honor System at Border Will End Thursday, Says DHS

In response, senators from northern U.S. states have implored DHS to maintain oral border declarations until June 2009.

ICE Plans Major Immigration Database

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans a major database that will draw from more than nine federal sources to close information-sharing gaps.

Chertoff Says Muscular Border Security is Increasing Violence

His comments were provoked by the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California over the weekend.

UK: Private Security Guards to be Used to Surveil on Illegals

According to a leaked government document, the British government will hire private security firms to spy on suspected illegal aliens.

No More Oral Declarations At Northern Border

DHS chief Chertoff tells critics to grow up.

U.S. Will Seek Access for Border Fence

The U.S. government is pursuing court orders to make landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border allow the government to assess their land for the construction of the border fence.
 




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