Border Security

Border Security

Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful entry and exit, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty. For more information on what DHS is doing with border security, visit our topic page on DHS.gov.

Please feel free to browse the ideas posted below. You can comment on ideas and vote for or against them. When you're ready, click here to submit your own idea!


(@rejjee)

Border Security

Integrated Airport Lost & Found Network

Lost laptops remain a leading cause of data breaches threatening company data, consumer privacy, and even government information. 12,000 laptops are lost at US airports each week. We have developed a platform that is proven to increase recovery rates of lost valuables by 10X. We are now optimizing that platform to build a nation-wide fully integrated network of airport lost & found services. This will enable users ...more »

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(@kmrivercity)

Border Security

Immigration

My suggestion: stop separating children from parents at the US/Mexico border. I'm referring to illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, not unaccompanied minors. I suggest that aid organizations, NGOs and diplomatic personnel located in Mexico, Central America and South America inform residents that the United States is enforcing this policy.

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(@j2sande)

Border Security

Wall of solar panels generating enough hydrogen to eliminate burning of fossil fuels for US energy needs and secure the border.

The two thousand mile wall of solar panels on the Mexican border would generate enough hydrogen to supply the total energy requirements of the USA. The solar panel array could be constructed to form a wall on the border that would ensure total border security.Hydrogen burning fuel cells could power every vehicle and power plant that currently burns fossil fuels, therefore making our total energy consumption solar powered. ...more »

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(@red.mist.222)

Border Security

Separating Kids from Parents and Asylum

Here are some easily implemented steps- that shouldn't have to involve Congress passing a law (good luck on that!)- to substantially reduce the number of applicants for asylum 1. No longer accept requests for asylum at the U.S. border. Shift the responsibilities to our embassies in the various countries from which the people are coming. 2. When a person with children requests asylum at an embassy, take a DNA swab ...more »

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(@gwollyung)

Border Security

Walls are outdated. Use drones.

The gentleman from Vermont might not have been entirely out of line today when he explained walls are "last century's technology". So use drones across the ~1800 miles of needed border. Specifically, an array of response drones could be enormously beneficial to CBP, ICE, and DHS in general. Drones can be programmed to automatically recharge on environmentally sound seismic pylons (detection of underground digging) that ...more »

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(@sandyinmississippi)

Border Security

Go Fund Me

Why doesn’t the government start a Go Fund Me account to help pay for the wall. I know there are MANY who would donate.

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(@aaronlittlefield)

Border Security

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUE USED TO SHUTDOWN OUR GOVERNMENT AND DISRUPT THE WHOLE COUNTRY

PROBLEM: I cannot believe our whole country is being disrupted due to politicians putting illegal aliens before U.S. citizens. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I AM APOLITICAL!!! The non-rational tribalism and disruptive grandstanding has to end, it is damaging our government, our security, and our economy. Foreign adversaries love it, these issues are disrupting normal businesses, supply chains and our overall society. It damages ...more »

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(@glivergood)

Border Security

Perfect Border Surveillance Aircraft

In 1967 the Federal Government purchased hundreds of twin engine bulletproof observation aircraft from Cessna and used them for years in Vietnam. These high wing aircraft used two in-line engines (front and back) providing unparalleled visibility and could operate at both low and high speeds allowing them to quickly transition to an area and loiter over the target for hours. If the government still has any of these ...more »

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(@kstull2546)

Border Security

Funding Border Security/Wall - Collaboration

Instead of fighting with Mexico over funding the border security (including the wall), why not work together to solve one of the biggest root causes of illegal immigration (drug cartels and poor/dangerous living condition in Central America). The USA and Mexico could form a joint police/military alliance to go after the drug cartels. The two countries can split all proceeds from confiscated assets 50/50. Mexico could ...more »

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(@david1964miller)

Border Security

Critical Infrastructure

To get the community involved in protecting critical infrastructure such as cell towers, electrical power stations, power plants, etc by education and awareness. Similar to neighborhood watch, have informed and educated persons to be eyes and ears for suspicious activities and or potential terrorist acts. In the past there have been incidents of persons hostile to America loosening bolts on cell phone towers and starting ...more »

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(@jimcatlingbc)

Border Security

Tidal Wave Defense

At the shoreline, build a deck 100 -500 feet square. When the tidal wave comes in, it will stand the deck up on its end. Sufficient number of cables (1 every 10 square feet) will hold it back as well as reinforcment buttresses on the other side. Walls or other types of installments could be built under the water to pre-reduce the wave's energy. 17 300 ft. decks equals 1 mile. I estimate that a non-thermal nuke might make ...more »

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Border Security

Surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras: We have reached a time in history where video footage is key to quickly solving and preventing crimes. One idea is to have a voluntary program where homeland security and local police could offer citizens (that have security cameras in place) to join and email list as a resource when video is quickly need due to an event. I think as part of this it's possible that laws would be changed to allow ...more »

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(@jonmo527)

Border Security

Border wall with recycled railroad track rail

I can build the wall In one year. There’s 85,607 x 2 miles of unused railroad tracks in US. Owned by the Department of transportation, so there paid for. The rails are 78 ft long, take them put on rail cars down to the border, stand on end and pile drive them in 8” A part. They replace approximately 600 miles of rails per year, there are stacks of old rails all over the country waiting to be picked up we can start with ...more »

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(@brianeggar)

Border Security

Flight Rail Corporation

Building "The Wall" is perhaps a knee jerk reaction to the problem of migrants all over the world and one needs to look back down the line to try and address the reason why they are moving. However, I have just come across Flight Rail Corp in California, a very small company without billionaire back up who have designed an atmospheric rail system that could change how people and freight are moved which is both simple ...more »

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(@mardfinj)

Border Security

change racist video on how to use Global Entry

I went for my interview to receive my Global ID. A video is shown when waiting to see the agent. I, a white 71-year-old woman, was offended that a white blond middle-aged woman demonstrates the proper entry procedure who easily enters. The example for demonstrating how someone can be rejected, receiving a receipt with a big X across is is a black woman. I suggest you revise this few-minute video showing a minority ...more »

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