U.S. Border Security: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Judith A. Warner
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  • ISBN-10: 1598844083
  • ISBN-13: 9781598844085
  • DDC: 363.28
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 381 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

The challenges facing U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are daunting. There are 19,841 miles of American land and water boundaries to protect, and 95,000 miles of shoreline and defined air space subject to homeland security surveillance. Additionally, the booming drug trade across the U.S.-Mexico border, combined with the ever-increasing number of migrants wanting to reach our land of opportunity, has resulted in a grim death toll: more than 5,000 known migrant deaths have occurred along the U.S.-Mexico border during 1995 - 2008, and in 2009, an estimated 9,635 Mexicans were killed in drug-related violence, with 2,573 people killed in Ciudad Juarez alone. U.S. Border Security focuses on the contrast between border security before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This text also examines the controversial topics of illegal immigration, counterterrorism, drug and weapons trafficking, human smuggling, the impact of border security on the movement of people and goods, and the effect of the war on terrorism on civil and human rights.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Border Security in an International Context.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Osama bin Laden (1957-).
7: David V. Aguilar.
8: John Ashcroft (1942-).
9: Kevin Bales.
10: Sandra “La Reina del Pacifico (Queen of the Pacific)” Avila Beltran (1960-).
11: George Walker Bush (1946-).
12: Felipe de Jesús Calderón (1962-).
13: Michael Chertoff (1953-).
14: Hillary Clinton (1947-).
15: David Cole (1958-).
16: Stockwell Day (1950-).
17: Arellano Felix Brothers.
18: Michael J. Fisher.
19: Miguel Angel Félix Gallardo (1946-).
20: Vincente Carillo Fuentes (1962-).
21: Vincente Fox (1942-).
22: Alberto Gonzales (1955-).
23: Osiel Cárdenas Guillén (1967-).
24: Joaquin Guzman Loera (1957-).
25: Stephen Harper (1959-).
26: Eric H. Holder (1951-).
27: Edward Kennedy (1932-2009).
28: Michele Marie Leonhart.
29: John McCain (1936-).
30: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (1964- or 1965-).
31: Janet Ann Napolitano (1957-).
32: Barack Hussein Obama (1961-).
33: Nancy Pelosi (1940-).
34: Ahmed Ressam (1967-).
35: Silvestre Reyes (1944-).
36: Tom Ridge.
37: James Sensenbrenner (1943-).
38: September 11 Commission/9/11 Commission.
39: Arlen Specter (1930-).
40: Tom Tancredo (1945-).
41: Ramzi Yousef.
42: Data and Documents.
43: Border Security.
44: Ports of Entry.
45: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
46: U.S. Border Patrol.
47: Low-Intensity Conflict Doctrine and the Militarization of the Border.
48: Traveler and Cargo Inspection Programs at the Borders.
49: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Secure Border Initiative (SBI).
50: Marine Domain Awareness.
51: Office of National Drug Policy Drug Interdiction Program.
52: Facts and Figures.
53: Tables and Figures on Legal and Unauthorized Immigration.
54: Documents.
55: Directory of Organizations and Government Agencies.
56: National Government Agencies and Organizations.
57: Political Groups.
58: Domestic Security Organizations.
59: International Security and Policing Organizations.
60: International Organizations.
61: International Human Rights Advocacy Organizations.
62: Domestic Advocacy Organizations.
63: Civil Rights Legal Advocacy Organizations.
64: Research Centers.
65: Print and Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.