Congressional Measure Undermines Better, Faster, Cheaper Border Security
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Jay Carafano
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: Homeland defense; border security
Coverage: United States
Congress was right to insist that the Administration intensify its efforts to provide the law enforcement needed to secure the border, but it was wrong to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from using non-federal instructors as trainers, which would help the DHS to meet its surge training demands efficiently and effectively. Congress should fix this problem now.