The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed H.R. 2825, the Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Act of 2017. This marks the first time since the Homeland Security Act of 2002 that either chamber of Congress has passed an authorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security.
Southwest border apprehension data for fiscal year 2017 thus far, comprising October 2016 through May 2017, shows that total apprehensions are near the record highs of the same time period in previous fiscal years, as are apprehensions of unaccompanied children (UAC) and family units.
DHS report shows that foreign temporary entrants follow the law and leave on time almost 99 percent of the time.
DHS’s plan to roll out further testing of biometric exit data and commitment to better tracking of overstays are vital steps toward results desperately needed at our ports of entry.