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Discussing Data Security with Former Sec. Michael Chertoff

Governance / Page July 17, 2017

BPC’s Director of the Democracy Project John Fortier sat down with former Secretary of Homeland Security and Co-Chair of BPC’s Immigration Task Force Michael Chertoff to discuss security concerns around the call for voter-registration data from the Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission…

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A Stable Policy for an Unstable Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 14, 2017

For all that has changed in Turkey since last summer’s July 15th coup attempt, U.S. policy toward Turkey has remained surprisingly consistent.

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One Year After Turkey’s Coup Attempt

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 10, 2017

July 15 and its aftermath put an already tense relationship between Turkey and the U.S.under even greater strain

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Letter to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Governance / Research July 10, 2017

As former governors, we welcome President Donald Trump’s attention to the critical issue of the opioid epidemic and the commission’s work to address the tragic increase in opioid overdose deaths. We offer the following suggestions to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to consider.

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Trump Visit to Poland Renewal of Frayed Ties

National Security / Press Release July 6, 2017

President Donald Trump’s visit to Poland re-established a strong bilateral relationship that had soured during the previous U.S. administration, but the strategic objectives of the United States and Poland remain fundamentally different.

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H-1B Visas Used for More than Just Tech

Immigration / Blog July 6, 2017

The H-1B visa is frequently referred to in the media as a “tech visa”, as in this New York Times piece on how the “Hire American” executive order would affect the program. While a large share of H-1B visas are, in fact, awarded to workers in computer-related occupations, this paints an incomplete portrait of who is using the program.

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Refugee Admissions Under the Trump Administration

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog June 30, 2017

Upheavals and reversals in U.S. refugee policy have caused a measure of uncertainty in just how many refugees will be allowed entry into the United States.

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A Snapshot of Immigration at the Border

Immigration / Blog June 29, 2017

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.

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Inventing the Future: Recapping Our Panel Conversation

Energy / Blog June 27, 2017

On June 20, 2017, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) hosted an event on Capitol Hill to release their latest report, “The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future.”

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What Unfunded Priorities Say About President’s Defense Budget

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell / Blog June 26, 2017

BPC has long warned about the corrosive impact of the sequester process on military readiness and operation and maintenance.

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