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White House Framework on Immigration Reform and Border Security

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-framework-immigration-reform-border-security/

Trump administration plan for securing the border, placing DACA individuals on a 10-12 year path to citizenship, ending extended family migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.  From the White House

 

GAO Adds Government-wide Personnel Security Clearance Process to “High Risk List”

Categories: Govt Personnel,Homeland Security

https://www.gao.gov/press/high_risk_security_clearance_process.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Citing delays in the timely processing of security clearances and a backlog of more than 700,000 cases as of September 2017, the Government Accountability Office added the office responsible for carrying out personnel security clearances for the federal government to its High Risk list.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Nuclear Posture Review 2018

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Russia

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Feb/02/2001872886/-1/-1/1/2018-NUCLEAR-POSTURE-REVIEW-FINAL-REPORT.PDF

Calls for a diverse set of nuclear capabilities at a time when Russia, China, and other countries

are modernizing and expanding their nuclear forces.  From the Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Admissions to the United States: Policy and Trends

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R45040.pdf

Reviews the major nonimmigrant categories of admission to the U.S., the procedures by which they are approved, and statistical trends in the issuance of such visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,WMD

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf

Spells out the approach of the Trump administration to national security.  From the White House

 

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enforcement_Actions_2016.pdf

Provides statistics on border protection actions during 2016, a period which saw apprehensions increase by 15% over the previous year.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

Biodefense: Federal Efforts to Develop Biological Threat Awareness

Categories: Homeland Security,WMD

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687675.pdf

Describes the types of actions that key agencies have taken to develop and share biological threat awareness and how the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center decides what additional knowledge to pursue.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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