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Fake Family Units at the Border

Stupid rules and their victims

If we fingerprinted and photographed all minors who were apprehended by the Border Patrol, the U.S. government would be able to quickly identify any child who had been "recycled", and would also be better able to track any child who was discovered to have been trafficked in the United States.

Border Barriers Stop Drive-Throughs

The most crucial role of infrastructure

It is no wonder, now that once a border fence was erected near Yuma, that it is easier for smugglers to go through the port and take their chances with x-ray machines and drug-sniffing dogs.
Topics: Border Wall

Notes on a Deal I Haven't Seen

The pitfalls of compromise

This is the "Abolish ICE" movement seeking the ends that it knows are not popular with the American people through other means: call it "Starve ICE" until the agency is effectively ineffective.
Topics: Politics

DHS Buys Health Devices for Its Canine Employees, but Nothing Comparable for the Human Ones

Don't get me wrong, I love dogs.

I am totally in favor of protecting the service dogs that help the Border Patrol in the field, and sniff luggage in the airports.

But I was bit surprised to see this (somewhat misleading) headline on a Homeland Security press release: "DHS Awards Florida Company $199K to Begin Prototype Test of Canine Wearables".

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