Better, Faster, and Cheaper Border Security

Publication Date: August 2006

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

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

Research Area: Government

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.