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Border Security: Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at our Nation's Ports of Entry
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, 03 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Secure Border Initiative: Observations on Selected Aspects of SBInet Program Implementation
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the Subcommittees on Management, Investigations and Oversight, and Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, 24 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Security Vulnerabilities at Unmanned and Unmonitored U.S. Border Locations
Gregory D. Kutz and John W. Cooney. Testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance, 27 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Catastrophic Terrorism at the Border: The Case of the Canada-United States Border
T.S. (Todd) Hataley. Homeland Security Affairs, 01 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Perimeter Defense and Regional Security Cooperation in North America: United States, Canada and Mexico
Richard J. Kilroy. Homeland Security Affairs, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Security of New Passports and Visas Enhanced but More Needs to be Done to Prevent Their Fraudulent Use
Government Accountability Office, July 2007 (.pdf file).

Terrorism, Borders and Migration: The Commission's 2008 Policy Strategy in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Sergio Carrera and Florian Geyer. Centre for European Policy Studies, June 2007. (NOTE: Will open as a .pdf file).

Border Security: The San Diego Fence
Blas Nuñez-Neto and Michael John Garcia. Congressional Research Service, 23 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Interrupting Terrorist Travel: Strengthening the Security of International Travel Documents
Andrew Simkin. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 02 May 2007.

The Strategic Challenge of Border Security
Michael A. Wermuth and K. Jack Riley. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, House Homeland Security Committee, 08 March 2007. Posted on the RAND website (.pdf file).

Border Security: Infrastructure, Technology, and the Human Element
David V. Aguilar and David Pekoske. Testimonies before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security, 13 February 2007.

Border Security: The Complexity of the Challenge
Jennifer E. Lake. Congressional Research Service, 24 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border
Blas Nuñez-Neto and Stephen Viña, Congressional Research Service, 12 December 2006 (.pdf file).

Border Protection
Michael O'Hanlon. The Brookings Institution, 28 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Is Security Coming to a Border Far From You?
Thomas P.M. Barnett. Knoxville News Sentinel, 04 June 2006.

Homeland Security: Contract Management and Oversight for Visitor and Immigrant Status Program Need to Be Strengthened
Government Accountability Office, June 2006 (.pdf file).

Immigration and Insecurity: Post-9/11 Fear in the United States
John Tirman. MIT Center for International Studies, June 2006 (.pdf file).

Securing The Transnational Movement of Trade and People in the Era of Global Terrrorism
Robert C. Bonner. Speech at conference sponsored by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, June 2006 (.pdf file).

U.S. Border Security: Looking North
Fred Burton. Terrorism Intelligence Report, Stratfor, 05 March 2006.

America's Southern Front: Immigration, Homeland Security, and the Border Fencing Debate
Barry Zellen. Strategic Insights, May 2006 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Investigators Transported Radioactive Sources Across Our Nation's Borders at Two Locations
Gregory D. Kutz. Testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 28 March 2006 (.pdf file).

House Border Security Bill Falls Short
Alane Kochems. The Heritage Foundation, 10 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Recommendations to Improve Management of Key Border Security Program Need to Be Implemented
Government Accountability Office, February 2006 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Key Unresolved Issues Justify Reevaluation of Border Surveillance Technology Program
Government Accountability Office, February 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Visitor and Immigration Status Program Operating, but Management Improvements Are Still Needed
Randolph C. Hite. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate, 25 January 2006 (.pdf file).

State, Homeland Security Summarize Border Security Initiative
State Department, 17 January 2006.

Border Control
K. Jack Riley. Excerpt from Border and Transportation Security, RAND, 2006 (.pdf file).

Border Control
K. Jack Riley. Reprint of Ch. 37 of the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2006. Posted on the RAND website (.pdf file).

Safeguarding America's Sovereignty: A 'System of Systems' Approach to Border Security
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 28 November 2005 (.pdf file).

On the Line
Chris Strohm. Government Executive, 01 July 2005.

Combating Alien Smuggling: the Federal Response Can Be Improved
Richard M. Stana. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, July 2005 (.pdf file).

Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Department of Homeland Security's Visa Security Program
Report to Congressional Committees, July 2005 (.pdf file).

Immigration Removal Procedures Implemented in the Aftermath of the Sept. 11 Attacks
Paul Rosenzweig. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Claims, Committee on the Judiciary, 30 June 2005. Posted on the Heritage Foundation website (.pdf file).

Border Security: The Role of the US Border Patrol
Blas Nunez-Neto. CRS Report for Congress, 10 May 2005 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Key Agencies and Their Missions
Blas Nunez-Neto. CRS Report for Congress, 09 May 2005 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Fences Along the US International Border
Blas Nunez-Neto and Stephen R. Vina. CRS Report for Congress, 09 May 2005 (.pdf file).

Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion of Aliens
Michael John Garcia and Ruth Ellen Wasem. CRS Report for Congress, 05 May 2005 (.pdf file).

Border and Transportation Security: Selected Programs and Policies
Lisa M. Seghetti, Jennifer E. Lake, and William H. Robinson. CRS Report for Congress, 29 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Border and Transportation Security - Possible New Directions and Policy Options
William H. Robinson, Jennifer E. Lake, and Lisa M. Seghetti. CRS Report for Congress, 29 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Border and Transportation Security: The Complexity of the Challenge
Jennifer E. Lake, William H. Robinson, and Lisa M. Seghetti. CRS Report for Congress, 29 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance
Christopher Bolkcom. CRS Report to Congress, 07 February 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

Comparing Proposals for Immigration Reform
The Century Foundation, 17 November 2004 (.pdf file).

The Migration-Security Nexus
John Tirman. GSC Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2004 (.pdf file).

The Immigrant as Threat to American Security: A Historical Perspective
Gary Gerstle. GSC Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2004 (.pdf file).

Substantial Work Remains to Translate New Planning Requirements into Effective Port Security
GAO, 21 July 2004 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Inspections Practices, Policies, and Issues
Ruth Ellen Wasem, et al. Congressional Research Service, 26 May 2004.

Immigration
T. Alexander Aleinikoff. In The Department of Homeland Security's First Year A Report Card, ed. Donald Kettl. Century Foundation, April 2004 (.pdf file).

Building an Area of Security and Freedom in the Wider Europe Through Integrated Border Management
EastWest Institute, 10 March 2004 (.pdf file).

Bearers of Global Jihad? Immigration and National Security after 9/11
Robert S. Leiken. The Nixon Center, March 2004 (.pdf file).

Integrating Intelligence for Border Security
Dale N. Anderson, Sandra E. Thompson, Charles E. Wilhelm, and Ned A. Wogman. Journal of Homeland Security, January 2004.

Homeland Security:  Overstay Tracking Is a Key Component of a Layered Defense
Nancy R. Kingsbury. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, 16 October 2003.

Homeland Security:  Risks Facing Key Border and Transportation Security Program Need to Be Addressed
General Accounting Office, September 2003.

Technology for Border Protection
David Z. Bodenheimer. Journal of Homeland Security, August 2003.

Border Security:  New Policies and Increased Interagency Coordination Needed to Improve Visa Process
Jess T. Ford. Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship. US General Accounting Office, 15 July 2003.

Information Technology:  Terrorist Watch Lists Should Be Consolidated to Promote Better Integration and Sharing
General Accounting Office, April 2003.

Border Security:  Challenges in Implementing Border Technology
Nancy Kingsbury. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, Committee on the Judiciary, 12 March 2003.

Border Security:  Closing the Ingenuity Gap
Frank Hoffman. Paper presented at a conference, "Progress Towards Homeland Security:  An Interim Report Card, sponsored by the Lexington Institute, 27 February 2003. Note: Will open as a Word document.

Weaknesses in Screening Entrants into the United States
Robert J. Cramer. Statement before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate. General Accounting Office, 30 January 2003.

Homeland Security:  INS Cannot Locate Many Aliens Because It Lacks Reliable Address Information
General Accounting Office, November 2002.

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