NEWS & ANALYSIS
May 26, 2009 -Texas prisons have begun implementing a new Obama administration policy to check the immigration status of all incoming prisoners processed, reports The Houston Chronicle.
May 15, 2009 -The Department of Homeland Security was roundly criticized during a subcommittee hearing yesterday for not formalizing the use of protective masks for border control agents after swine flu spread into the United States from Mexico, reports The Washington Post.
May 14, 2009 -About a thousand employers a week are subscribing to the government's voluntary Web-based program to check on the legal working status of job applicants.
May 06, 2009 -The Los Angeles Times breaks down President Barack Obama's $27 billion request for border and transportation security in the proposed 2010 budget.
May 04, 2009 -The total number of people with confirmed swine flu infections climbed to 245 yesterday in 35 states as laboratories caught up on a backlog of lab tests, the Associated Press reports.
Mar 31, 2009 -Law enforcement officers from border states criticized the federal government’s response to border security issues at a hearing today, as officials outlined how federal personnel and resources are being used to respond to the various, and often violent, crimes associated with Mexican drug cartels.
Mar 27, 2009 -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.
Mar 26, 2009 -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.
Mar 24, 2009 -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.
Mar 24, 2009 -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.