Site Map - Border Security

Virtual Fence Won't Be Operational for 3 Years

- Technical problems discovered in the virtual fencing system's prototype have led DHS officials to push back its deployment date to 2011.

Bush's Budget Proposal Bolsters Border Security

- The additional funding will increase the number of fences, border agents, and illegal immigration raids on workplaces.


- 958 The number of investigations into human trafficking carried out by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the last three fiscal years. These investigations have resulted in 281 convictions and the seizure of $9 million in assets.

Honor System at Border Will End Thursday, Says DHS

- In response, senators from northern U.S. states have implored DHS to maintain oral border declarations until June 2009.

ICE Plans Major Immigration Database

- Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans a major database that will draw from more than nine federal sources to close information-sharing gaps.

Chertoff Says Muscular Border Security is Increasing Violence

- His comments were provoked by the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California over the weekend.

No More Oral Declarations At Northern Border

- DHS chief Chertoff tells critics to grow up.

U.S. Will Seek Access for Border Fence

- The U.S. government is pursuing court orders to make landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border allow the government to assess their land for the construction of the border fence.

Security, Legitimate Travel Focus of Border Hearing

- The House Committee on Homeland Security visited the El Paso-Juarez border to discuss security and cross-border travel.


- 75The number of fugitive-operation teams now in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office, up from 15 in 2005. The increase has helped ICE catch 35,000 fugitive aliens.

Border Security

- The status of border security initiatives is reviewed in a new GAO report. The paper examines the ease with which radioactive materials might be smuggled into the United States.

Border security

- A bill (H.R. 3534) introduced by Rep. Thomas Tancredo (R-CO) would suspend the visa waiver program until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fully implements an automated entry-exit system and the use of biometric machine readers and passports.

U.S. Border Security Hurting Trade with Canada

- U.S. border security initiatives hurt cross-border trade with Canada, the country's international trade minister says.

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