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A nation cannot be fully secure until it has full control over who crosses its borders. In 2006 the long-simmering debate over illegal immigration boiled over, fueled in part by the concern that potential terrorists could enter the country along with other illegal immigrants over the Mexican or Canadian borders. But this is only one potential risk: it should be noted that many of the 9/11 hijackers entered the country legally through airports. The 9/11 Commission made very specific recommendations on making the borders secure, especially improving document security and monitoring suspected terrorists’ travel.  


The government has responded with a new security and monitoring process for international visitors called US-VISIT to help keep better track of who is entering the U.S. Members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency also patrol land borders, as shown in a 2006 photo, to keep unauthorized persons from entering the U.S. But much more needs to be done to keep terrorists form crossing America’s Borders.  

Top News:


3.3.07 Driver's License Law Delayed (Congressional Quarterly) Read Article  


1.27.07 Should US track each foreigner's exit? (Christian Science Monitor) Read Article  


1.22.07 Maine lawmakers reject national identification (Los Angeles Times) Read Article  


1.22.07 Border fence on back burner: Democrats in no rush to fund barrier authorized by Bush  

(Associated Press) Read Article  


11.14.06 DHS Refines its Requirements for Fingerprint Readers (Government Computer News) Read Article  


11.3.06 New Border Security Plan Focuses on Screenings, Risk Profiles (Washington Post) Read Article  


11.2.06 The Virus that Ate DHS (Wired Magazine) Read Article  


10.30.06 Official: Border Arrests Dropping (Houston Chronicle) Read Article  


10.26.06 Bush Signs US-Mexico Fence Bill (Associated Press) Read Article  


10.26.06 Little to Show for Expensive Anti-Terror Plan (Associated Press) Read Article  


8.24.06 Fact Sheet: Secure Border Initiative Update (DHS.gov) Read Press Release  


4.12.06 Border Security System Left Open(Wired Magazine) Read Article

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