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.

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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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Walls are outdated.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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Welfare Reform

I don't understand how illegals are able to obtain welfare. Make these people ineligible by reducing the federal contribution to state welfare programs (It is my understanding that the Federal government spends some 668 billion on welfare.) When the cost is shifted to the states, they will be forced to rethink their largesse.

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Best and Brightest vs Low Talent vs Fair Math Immigration

PURPOSE: This topic briefly discusses select facets of illegal immigration. - BASELINE: I’m of the opinion that immigration is a complex subject. The facts are that (as of 2016), there is an estimated 11.3 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., and 30 percent of federal prison inmates are illegal immigrants, costing us a fortune. Also, 59% of them live in California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and ...more »

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Mexico to pay for Wall

I saw DHS Secretary Nielsen being drilled by Sen Leahy on Dems fav topic on Mexico to pay. May I help with a relatively simple response. We lost estimated $40B a year to Mexico on drug traffic. A wall can easily cut down the traffic by 25%, likely more. That's savings of at least $10B. In 2 yrs the Wall will be paid for, yes, by Mexico money, and 5 times over in 10 years. I sympathize with Trump's staff to have to defend ...more »

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Win public support

I think legitimate efforts to boost border security are getting hurt by out-of-control immigration practices elsewhere. ICE and DHS are getting a really bad rep, targeting longtime residents for political purposes, splitting apart innocent families to fill quotas, and not allowing people to apply for amnesty when they reach the borders. Maybe first work to eliminate counterproductive, spiteful, and sometimes unlawful ...more »

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California

To stop the flow of possible terriorists entering the US and to stop illegals coming or going into California or any other sanctuary state why not set up check stops similar to the DOT where cars will have to stop and show Identification, anyone not clearing the check can be detained and if not cleared then detained.

In California this can be done on 15, 40, 5, 101 and any other major Highways entering the state.

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Do not separate parents and children

I was appalled to read that Homeland Security is separating parents applying for asylum from their children. This is inhumane and unnecessary. Please post your policies on this matter. Source: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times. "U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say."

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