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Cooperation on the Border

- As drug gangs increase their violent attacks in Mexico, the United States seeks ways in which it can help address the problem.

U.S. Intelligence Chief: Mexico Will Not Fail

- 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.

TSA's "Cleared List" of Fliers Tops 80,000

- 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.

Napolitano Outlines DHS' Southwest Border Security Initiative

- 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.

New U.S.-Mexico Border Plan to be Revealed Today

- 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

Lawmakers Worry About National Security Consequences of Human Trafficking

- Law enforcement officials today tackled the national security implications of human trafficking and reviewed federal and local responses to the crisis that illegally brings about 17,500 people into the United States each year.

DHS Official Outlines Border Violence Contingency Plan

- As American border states call for National Guardsmen to protect their borders with Mexico, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official outlined yesterday the still-evolving contingency plans if the trickle of violence from Mexico's drug war starts to gush over America's border.

American Gun Flow into Mexico Must be Stopped, Lawmakers and Officials Say

- As Mexico’s narco-war continues to spiral out of control, lawmakers and homeland security officials yesterday discussed how to keep American guns from flowing south while acknowledging those weapons have made the Mexican government’s fight against the drug cartels more dangerous.

Technology Offers Security and Speed at the Border

- The Department of Homeland Security vows to meet the June deadline for implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, meaning U.S. citizens reentering the country will need a passport or a "trusted traveler" document.

Mexican Drug Violence Has Crossed U.S. Border, State Officials Say

- The violence associated with Mexican drug cartels is now spilling over onto the America side of the border in Arizona and Texas, state officials have admitted.

Unrest in Mexico Triggers Texas' Border Security Plan

- Large protests and a deadly shootout between Mexican armed forces and drug cartel members just across the Mexican border last week activated Texas' border security plan, which anticipates the day violence spills over the border, reports South Texas's The Monitor.

Mexican Gun Battle Caught on Film

- A firefight between Mexican soldiers and drug cartel members that broke out in the border town of Reynosa on Tuesday was caught on film by Mexican broadcaster Mexicanal.

Mexico Will Not Fail, Embassy Official Says

- Despite American concerns to the contrary, Mexico will not become a failed state as the government battles drug trafficking organizations, said a Mexican embassy official today.

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