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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Fiscal Year 2016 ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Report

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

https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Report/2016/removal-stats-2016.pdf

Covers the FY2016 enforcement efforts of the Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement agency.  ICE removed a total of 240,255 aliens during FY2016, a 2% increase over 2015, but a 24% decrease from 2014.  Also analyzes the reasons for the decrease in removals in recent years.  From the Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security

 

CBP Border Security Report: Fiscal Year 2016

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

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2016-Dec/CBP-fy2016-border-security-report.pdf

Summarizes FY2016 border enforcement efforts by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.  Total apprehensions numbered 415,816, an increase over FY 2015 totals.  Discusses how the characteristics of illegal migration across the southern border have changed significantly over the past 15 years.  From the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security

 

DHS Immigration Enforcement: 2016

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

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/DHS%20Immigration%20Enforcement%202016.pdf

Reports on the immigration enforcement efforts during 2016 in carrying out priorities which target those who pose a threat to national security or public safety, and those who significantly abuse the visa system.  Includes statistics on 2016 enforcement actions.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

National Electric Grid Security and Resilience Action Plan

Categories: Energy,Homeland Security,Presidency,Science/Technology

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/National_Electric_Grid_Action_Plan_06Dec2016.pdf

Outlines a plan to protect the U.S. electricity grid, manage contingencies that might interfere with the operation of the grid, enhance response and recovery efforts, and build a more secure future electric grid.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Joint United States – Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy

Categories: Canada,Energy,Homeland Security,Presidency,Science/Technology

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/Joint_US_Canada_Grid_Strategy_06Dec2016.pdf

Outlines a joint strategy of the U.S. and Canadian governments to strengthen the security and resilience of the two countries’ electricity grids from all adversarial, technological, and natural hazards and threats.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/cybersecurity_report.pdf

Final report of a presidential commission charged with developing recommendations for strengthening cybersecurity in the public and private sectors.  Offers 16 recommendations built around six “major imperatives.”  From the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

 

Refugees and Asylees: 2015

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Refugees_Asylees_2015.pdf

Nearly 70,000 persons were admitted to the U.S. as refugees during 2015.  This report identifies the leading countries of nationality, trends and characteristics of refugees, and similar information for those seeking asylum in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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