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“A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.” – Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications. They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security. The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.

Border Security
Border Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to understand

  • The scope of border security
  • The nature and trends in immigration
  • The threats, hazards, and how border security risk is managed
  • The role of Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • The role of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • The role of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
  • The role of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • The social cost of illegal immigration
  • The economic cost of restricted immigration

In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security launched the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) to safeguard the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico. It was an overarching program designed to link the four governmental operating arms responsible for border security: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security ...

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