Border Control

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:46
The bill from Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) was approved last week by the House Committee on Homeland Security, which he chairs. It would require that the department attain full operational control of highly trafficked areas of the U.S.-Mexico border within two years, and the rest of the southwest border within five years.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:32
The presence of Islamic State (IS) fighters has been reported in the Almar district of Afghanistan’s Faryab province along the border with Turkmenistan. Earlier this month it was reported that the national security services of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have taken preventive measures to strengthen their border with Afghanistan amid reports on concentration of fighters on the Afghan side of the border.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 07:01
In 2014, the number of Mexican nationals detained was 229,000, compare to nearly 260,000 OTMs. A surge of Central American children made up a large part of the immigration picture last summer.
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:25
Heroin and meth are far easier to transport and conceal than marijuana. Especially worrisome to U.S. officials is a growing trend of more border-crossing pedestrians carrying the drugs strapped under their clothing or hidden in body cavities.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 07:43
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General report concluded that the drone program costs far more than the agency claims and doesn't work well enough to justify spending more on it without further study
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:59
On his final day serving in the U.S. Senate, Senator Tom Coburn released an oversight report, A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Missions and Performance, which finds the Department of Homeland Security is not successfully executing any of its five main missions.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:46
The upper command of the respective border agencies of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are set to meet on December 12 in the Kyrgyz city of Osh, a news release from the Kyrgyz State Border Service has announced, according to Akipress.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:49
"We, the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries – Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State of the United States John Kerry,­­ State Secretary for European Affairs of France Harlem Desir – remain strongly committed to a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 06:29
The most immediate danger to Lebanon is not from an ISIS incursion from Syria, but would be from a fracturing of the LAF due to sectarian tensions. By remaining a united, effective force with widespread popular support, the LAF has thus far helped Lebanon weather the sectarian storm.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:52
Neighbour nations Mauritania and Mali are teaming up to boost security, fight Ebola and ease the passage of people and goods.