Department Of Homeland Security Analysis

The fight to control illegal immigration, trafficking, and terrorism is a continual effort of the United States and others as they consider human rights and a law enforcement approach to control the borders. In 2014, US Customs and Border Protection ran an ad called “Dangers Campaign” in South America as a mass outreach to warn people of the dangers of migration (Kaneti & Assis, 2016, p. 296). This low-cost approach pales in comparison to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) overall manpower of a quarter million employees and an annual budget exceeding $60 billion dollars annually. DHS’s number one priority is preventing terrorism and enhancing security by a layered infrastructure on land, in the air, and on the sea (DHS Budget, 2016, …show more content…
DOJ law enforcement entities assisting in border control and enforcement include the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is DHS’s primary law enforcement agency, made up of the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), Office of Field Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Air and Marine Operations, which are responsible for securing America’s borders (DHS Budget, 2016). The mission of all agencies is varied in many ways, but all work to maintain control of U.S. boundaries and ports-of-entry by detecting and preventing criminal acts in and against the United States (Office of Public Affairs, …show more content…
The proposal strengthens the infrastructure at ports of entry, facilitates public-private partnerships that invest in foreign visiting and the use of sophisticated equipment to secure land and maritime borders (Immigration, n.d.). The President’s proposals expand our abilities to improve partnerships with cross-border law enforcement through the Department of Homeland Security by establishing liaisons along our southern and northern borders (Immigration, n.d.). The cross-border effort establishes effective communication with communities and provides funding for tribal partners to reduce illicit trade and activity on tribal lands, thus strengthening civil rights and liberties for DHS immigration officers (Immigration, n.d.). By imposing a stricter enforcement of cross-border communication, it will become tougher for criminal networks to engage in passport and visa fraud as well as human smuggling (Immigration,

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