Sep. 9, 2013

Al-Qaeda’s core in Pakistan exerts less control over its affiliated groups and the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan has decimated the group’s leadership. Al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia have also suffered significant losses as a result of U.S. and allied countries’ counterterrorism operations over the past three years. As a result, many counterterrorism officials believe the chances of a large-scale, catastrophic terrorist attack by al-Qaeda or an al-Qaeda-affiliated or -inspired organization occurring in the United States are small.

Aug. 15, 2013

It is critical to remember that we are working to improve a fundamentally flawed system. We must be careful that, in pursuing our own individual ideals, we do not sacrifice good results for the sake of the perfect, leaving in place the current broken structure.

Aug. 14, 2013

On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new E-Verify program evaluation from its external evaluator, Westat. The new report contains two measures of E-Verify’s accuracy: a new measure called the final non-confirmation (FNC) accuracy rate and an existing measure called the erroneous tentative non-confirmation rate (TNC).

Aug. 1, 2013

The Agenda for Generational Equity is a conversation starter. We cannot afford to have young Americans—“Millennials”—on the sidelines for critical debates about our nation’s future. Though no exact definition exists, we, the Millennials, are the generation of young Americans born between the early 1980s and early 2000s.

Jul. 26, 2013

It is a common misconception that nearly all unauthorized immigrants sneak across our southern border. However, Pew Research Center estimated that in 2006, 40 to 50 percent of unauthorized immigrants currently residing in the U.S. had entered the country legally but overstayed their visa. Today, the U.S. cannot effectively track or verify whether temporary visitors leave the country before expiration of their visas. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in 2007 that without the ability to biometrically track international travelers exiting the country the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “cannot ensure the integrity of the immigration system by identifying and removing those people who have overstayed their original period of admission.”