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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose

 

Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0914_estimates-of-border-security.pdf

Describes an array of indicators being tested by federal authorities to develop better estimates of the number of illegal border crossers.  For each indicator, the report summarizes available data sources and techniques, explains the measures strengths and limitations, and presents available data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/18/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense

Presidential directive that elevates the Pentagon’s offensive cyber-force to a 10th unified command level, on a par with other main combat commands.  It had been subordinate to Strategic Command, the unit responsible for U.S. missile defenses.  From the White House

 

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