More Ideas and Initiatives for Better, Faster, and Cheaper Border Security

Publication Date: November 2007

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

Author(s): Mike Rogers

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: Homeland defense; Mexico; Canine detection; southern border

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


We should expand canine detection at our borders, focus on cost-effective Border Patrol training at multiple locations, expand retention programs, and contract with universities and community colleges and other entities for agent training. We must also assess what medical costs federal, state, and local governments are absorbing for illegal aliens.