• The terrorist watch list debate

    ACLU claims terrorist watch list reached one million names; launches online watch list complaint form

  • The terrorist watch list debate

    The Transportation Security Administration refutes the facts and figures used by the ACLU in the latter’s claim that the list is now 1-million strong

  • The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is part of the U.S.-Mexico border, and all agree that the area’s ecosystem is particularly delicate; DHS wants to build a fence there, but environmentalists object

  • New report says terrorist threats will pose a challenge to U.K. security for three more decades; key vulnerabilities; inadequate border control, lack of monitoring of small airports and landing strips, lack of security for cargo planes, inadequate scaning of foreign mail

  • Even advocates admit that E-Verify — the electronic matching of employees’ Social Security Numbers to the data base at the Social Security Administration — is only 94 percent accurate, but they argue that the benefits outweigh any imperfections—

  • DHS proposes nearly five dozen towers, ranging from 80 feet to 200 feet tall, to be erected in rural areas in Arizona

  • Border line

    UT systems files motions in court last week asking that the court demand that DHS comply with a March settlement detailing how the fence would be built on part of the UT-Brownsville campus

  • Border line

    DHS waived 19 federal laws so a fence could be built on the Arizona-Mexico border; two environmentalist groups challenged the ruling, but the U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenge

  • Trend

    Perceptions to the contrary notwithstanding, the United States remains the world’s undisputed leader in science and technology; the key factor enabling U.S. science and engineering workforce to grow: inflow of foreign students, scientists, and engineers

  • Popular misconception notwithstanding, the new U.S. e-passprt are safe, says the State Department. One example: The card’s photograph cannot be removed with solvent; a laser engraving process embeds the photograph into the polycarbonate card stock, meaning that attempts to remove your picture will visibly mar the card

  • U.S. trade with Mexico has more than quadrupled in the past 15 years from $81 million in 1993 to nearly $350 billion in 2007; projected to reach at least 10 times that number by 2020, Mexico is the fastest-growing U.S. trade partner; nearly 80 percent of the trade between the United States and Mexico is transported via roads or rail; in Texas alone, that equates to 3.1 million inbound and 2.7 million outbound trucks each year; General Barry McCaffrey says it is possible to bolster security while accommodating growing trade

  • Land transportation and border security

    The modernized program, to be introduced 20 June, will require members to adhere to stricter, better-defined, and more targeted security measures to strengthen border and supply chain security

  • Land transportation and border security

    Turkey is installing a radiography scanner system at its border with Iran; as trains approach the Kapıköy border point, they will undergo radiography scanning once they are traveling at a stable speed, generally 30 kilometers per hour, after security precautions have been taken to protect passengers and train personnel

  • Land transportation and border security

    Australia’s customs agency has been testing an Israeli-made UAV in efforts to enhance the security of the country’s borders

  • Land transportation and border security

    Tightening border security along the U.S.-Canada border is hampering trade, experts say; delays owing to security checks have cascading effects, as supplies and raw materials are late arriving at manufacturing plants

  • Land transportation and border security

    Modern buses could be used as mobile sensing platforms, sending out live information that can be used to control traffic and detect road hazards, according to European researchers

  • Land transportation and border security

    Tightening border security along the U.S.-Canada border is hampering trade, experts say; delays owing to security checks have cascading effects, as supplies and raw materials are late arriving at manufacturing plants

  • Speakers at an important border security conference and expo highlight major border security and immigration monitoring topics, while more than one hundred companies exhibit the latest border control technology

  • Land transportation and border security

    New system deployed at Australia’s points of entry Australia collates information from sic different intelligent systems onto one screen

  • Land transportation and border security

    Environmentalists and immigration rights advocates have been in the forefront of the fight against the U.S.-Mexico border fence project; now, a coalition of business owners and small towns along the border has joined the battle