The Resource Border security : the role of the U.S. Border Patrol, Chad C. Haddal

Border security : the role of the U.S. Border Patrol, Chad C. Haddal

Label
Border security : the role of the U.S. Border Patrol
Title
Border security
Title remainder
the role of the U.S. Border Patrol
Statement of responsibility
Chad C. Haddal
Title variation
  • Role of the US Border Patrol
  • Role of the United States Border Patrol
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States Border Patrol (USBP) has a long and storied history as our nation's first line of defense against unauthorized migration. Today, the USBP's primary mission is to detect and prevent the entry of terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and illegal aliens into the country, and to interdict drug smugglers and other criminals along the border. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 dissolved the Immigration and Naturalization Service and placed the USBP within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Within DHS, the USBP forms a part of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection under the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security. During the last decade, the USBP has seen its budget and manpower more than triple. This expansion was the direct result of Congressional concerns about illegal immigration and the agency's adoption of "Prevention Through Deterrence" as its chief operational strategy in 1994. The strategy called for placing USBP resources and manpower directly at the areas of greatest illegal immigration in order to detect, deter, and apprehend aliens attempting to cross the border between official points of entry. Post 9/11, the USBP refocused its strategy on preventing the entry of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction, as laid out in its recently released National Strategy. In addition to a workforce of over 20,000 agents, the USBP deploys vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, and many different technologies to defend the border. In the course of discharging its duties, the USBP patrols 8,000 miles of American international borders with Mexico and Canada and the coastal waters around Florida and Puerto Rico. However, there are significant geographic, political, and immigration-related differences between the northern border with Canada and the southwest border with Mexico. Accordingly, the USBP deploys a different mix of personnel and resources along the two borders. Due to the fact that approximately 98.7% of unauthorized migrant apprehensions by the USBP occur along the southwest border, the USBP deploys over 85% of its agents there to deter illegal immigration. The northern border is more than two times longer than the southwest border, features far lower numbers of aliens attempting to enter illegally, but may be more vulnerable to terrorist infiltration. As a consequence of this, the USBP has focused its northern border efforts on deploying technology and cooperating closely with Canadian authorities through the creation of International Border Enforcement Teams. Some issues for Congress to consider could include the slow rate of integration between the USBP's biometric database of illegal aliens and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) biometric database of criminals and terrorists; the number of unauthorized aliens who die attempting to enter the country each year; the increasing attacks on Border Patrol agents, and the threat posed by terrorists along the sparsely defended northern border as well as the more porous southwest border
Member of
Cataloging source
AWC
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Haddal, Chad C
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Library of Congress
  • Federation of American Scientists
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL32562
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Border patrols
  • Border security
  • National security
  • Border patrols
  • Border security
  • National security
  • United States
Label
Border security : the role of the U.S. Border Patrol, Chad C. Haddal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on August 24, 2010)
  • "July 30, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recent legislative developments -- Background -- Organization and composition -- Southwest border -- Northern border -- Border patrol issues for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
35 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657641987
  • (OCoLC)ocn657641987
System details
Mode of access: Internet from Federation of American Scientists web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Label
Border security : the role of the U.S. Border Patrol, Chad C. Haddal
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on August 24, 2010)
  • "July 30, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recent legislative developments -- Background -- Organization and composition -- Southwest border -- Northern border -- Border patrol issues for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
35 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657641987
  • (OCoLC)ocn657641987
System details
Mode of access: Internet from Federation of American Scientists web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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