Instead, he received $10,000 a month from North’s payroll as an intelligence operative. Various sources corroborated that Hull’s ranch was a primary transit point for Contra pilots/drug traffickers. In fact, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations heard testimonies of Costa Rican law enforcement officials who said they were pressured to not investigate the Contras operations along the northern border. Costa Rican authorities eventually investigated the drug and gun running activity on
They were called Mounted Watchmen of the U.S. Immigration Service before they changed their name to United States Border Patrol (USBP). Their original purpose was to protect the border from any illegal from crossing, but they mainly focused on the Chinese immigrants from trying to avoid the Chinese exclusion laws. Their mission is to detect and prevent illegal aliens, drugs, terrorist, and terrorist weapons, including weapons of mass destruction from entering the U.S. Their primary mission remains unchanged to detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States with the help of other law enforcement officers.
The mission statement for the Department of Homeland Security was developed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. It was immediately evident that our country was vulnerable to attacks from within and from outside of our borders. The White House acted quickly and within 11 days appointed Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge, the first Director of Homeland Security in the White House (Homeland Security, 2015). Their mission statement is as follows: “The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards” (Homeland Security, 2015). It is largely focused on federal preparations to deal with terrorism while trying to manage other duties including border security, customs and emergency management.
Washington Post has posted on May 24, 2015 that the FBI confirms that no major terrorism cases were caught form the Patriot phone data collection (Krieger, 2015) The American Civil Liberties Union filed a law suit against the government in 2013. The case provides evidence that the Patriot Act is infringing on American’s privacy, freedom of speech and association. Within the Patriot Act, surveillance of phone records such as phone numbers, and duration is being collected across the United States. The ACLU deals with defending the civil liberties and those phone surveillance and would have drastic impact on how they advocate for Civil rights (Kaufman,
“Homeland security is defined as: a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and minimize the damage and assist in the recovery from terrorist attacks. Homeland defense is defined as: the military protection of United States territory, domestic population, and critical defense infrastructure against external threats and aggression. It also includes routine, steady state activities designed to deter aggressors and to prepare U.S. military forces for action if deterrence fails.” (Bowman,
Some examples of everyday security being, border control, airline security, and cyber networks (Homeland Security – Our Mission). The U.S Customs and Border Protection is a branch in the Department of Homeland Security that states their mission statement is, “to safeguard America’s borders, thereby protecting the pubic from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel” (About CBP). This statement from U.S. Customs and Border Control helps to back up President George Bush’s words in his address to the United States the night of the September 2001 attack. That night he explained how the economy will remain strong and keep pushing forward. With a stronger border control the United States is able to keep the economy prospering just as Bush had promised over a decade ago.
had to station troops and secure territory in Europe. President Truman proposed to congress the mutual defense assistance program which was passed and it appropriated $1.4 billion dollars for building Western European defenses.3 NATO manages air, ground, and naval operations around the world. NATO’s international partnerships have a great impact on the Western Hemisphere as well because they control the rules for trade agreements and other international agreements. NATO conducts air policing missions on the request of its allies to support the African Union. Assisting and responding to every situation that’s needed to protect civilians, such as; children and armed, women and peace security, conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence.4 NATO’s policy for the protection of civilians has them prepared for all types of situations.
Immigration reform is one of the most contentious issues in America today, provoking angry debates in Congress, fueling tension in town hall meetings across the country, and even dividing families. In 2007, as the battle over immigration reform played out in Congress, Tom Selders, the Republican mayor of Greeley, Colorado, put a local face on the issue. Selders spoke out on Capitol Hill about the devastating effect of an immigration raid at a Greeley meatpacking plant and urged Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. As a result, he faced a backlash of criticism at home. Selders knew his public stance on immigration was politically risky, particularly since he was seeking reelection in the upcoming mayoral race.
Trump is one of the candidates running for the Republican Party bid for President of the United States. He wrote a three-page statement explaining why he believes that “the worst elements of Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government”. In this statement, he explains that many of the Mexicans that come to America are drug dealers, rapists, and other criminals. This is all coming from a man that is viewed by millions of people as a plausible candidate for President of the United States. There will come a time where people that supports Trump, because of his discriminatory view on race, will act on those beliefs violently and without discrimination.
The bureau also plays a crucial role in supporting national security functions (Hastedt 212). The Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division will represent the FBI in the taskforce. The director will provide additional information on terrorism activities in the East African region and track known terrorists in the region. The Department of Homeland Security will be included in the taskforce because of the recognition of the threat of the Al Shabab and its sympathizers to the country’s internal security. The objective of the DHS will be to collect information on cash out-flow from the U.S to the East African region.
This act, which was enacted by congress, regulated the NSA conduct of intelligent surveillance inside the United States and generally required the NSA to seek warrants before monitoring American’s communications. After bush passed the new law in 2008 many lawyers, labor rights activists, human rights activists, legal and media organizations
On August 15, 2014, the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted by a Travis County grand jury. The first charge of his indictment was for abuse of official capacity, which is a first-degree felony. The second charge, which has since been ruled unconstitutional, was for coercion of a public servant, which is a third-degree felony. Republican, Rick Perry 's two felony counts are based from his threat to veto $7.5 million in funding for the Public Integrity Unit and for seeking the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg after she was convicted of drunk driving, and imprisoned. Botsford, Perry 's attorney, called the indictment a "political abuse of the court system."
Because the employees ' roles were not identified appropriately, individuals were not able to have the level of access they should have. Which wasted lots of time, affected our customer services, production and several deadlines. Once accessing issue was resolved, some of the functionality were not available because of it was not requested during the configuration process. Addition financial investment was made to add the most important functions and few others were not. Two of the latest function and upgrades that we paid for that we also pay yearly licensing and update fees, we have not still utilized the functions because of the incompatibility of our server.