The Southwest Border: Apprehensions, Military Deployment and Drug Control


Marcel Weisz (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: POL012000

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) processes to identify, collect, document, and share information about family members apprehended at the southwest border are fragmented. DHS’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehends family members and determines how information about each individual—and his or her relationship to other family members—will be collected and documented. Other DHS components, such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), use information collected at the time of apprehension to inform how those who are members of a family, including children, will proceed through immigration proceedings. Family members apprehended at the border and placed into expedited removal that indicate an intention to apply for asylum, or a fear of persecution or torture or fear of return to their home country, are referred to DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a credible fear screening. This book discusses key issues related to our southwest border.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Southwest Border: Actions Needed to Address Fragmentation in DHS’s Processes for Apprehended Family Members

Chapter 2. Southwest Border: Actions Needed to Improve DHS Processing of Families and Coordination between DHS and HHS

Chapter 3. Military Funding for Southwest Border Barriers
(Christopher T. Mann)

Chapter 4. Boots at the Border: Examining the National Guard Deployment to the Southwest Border

Chapter 5. National Drug Control Strategy: Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy 2020
(Office of National Drug Control Policy)


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