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Publication Date: August 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Brian W. Walsh; David B. Muhlhausen; Laura P. Keith

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: Immigration; security

Type: Report


U.S. border security strategy should employ a mix of resources in addition to Border Patrol agents, including state and local authorities, the National Guard, and private contractors. The DHS should heed the lessons learned from other large-scale contracting activities and should view border security as encompassing not only land borders, but air and sea borders as well.