National Security

What Type of “Wall” Can be Built with Trump’s Border Security Budget? | 2017
President Trump promised Americans a “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border. However, his FY 2018 budget request would provide funding for nothing more than a slightly larger-than-normal cattle fence – assuming that all 705 miles of existing fencing remain in place.

11 Things American Taxpayers Should Know About Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration | 2017
President Donald Trump has issued several Executive Orders and Memos this week regarding immigration - below is our 11 point summary.

How European Refugee Polices and the Visa Waiver Program Endanger the United States | 2016
The migrant crisis currently afflicting Europe may seem far away and of little consequence to the U.S. But despite its geographical remoteness, this situation is still fraught with danger for the United States.

The Truth About the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) | 2016
In the summer of 2015, the Obama administration began implementing its Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). Replacing the well-known Secure Communities program, PEP should have been called the “Pretend Enforcement Program” because that’s what it does—pretends to enforce the law.

Why An Amnesty Tied to Military Service is a Bad Idea | 2015
Allowing illegal aliens to serve in the military is a contentious topic. The ENLIST Act is the latest in a succession of measures that would let illegal aliens get permanent legal residence or citizenship in exchange for military service.

Automated Entry-Exit System | 2011
Entry-exit database of visitors needed for national security.

International Terrorism

Chronology of Terror | 2013
Although international terrorist acts committed in the United States are not unique to the last few years, concern has increased over the past two decades with increasing terrorist activities in the Middle East, particularly suicide bombings, the deep involvement of the United States in Middle East peace negotiations, and U.S. military involvement in the region.

Identity and Immigration Status of 9/11 Terrorists | 2011
According to authorities, all of the hijackers who committed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were foreigners. All of them entered the country legally on a temporary visa, mostly tourist visas with entry permits for six months.

Secure Identification

Secure Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards | 2017
The security of driver’s licenses and identification cards (IDs) has become increasingly
important in an age of mass illegal immigration and global terrorism. States can play a powerful
role in combatting these problems by refusing to grant documentation to illegal aliens and
instituting minimum standards for the production and issuance of driver’s license and IDs.

The Need for Secure Identification | 2012
"At the heart of any Nation's immigration policy is the imperative to know who lives and works within its national border." — Quadrennial Homeland Security Review 2010.

Agenda for Identity Document Security | 2002
FAIR's proposals for secure identity documents.

Comparing Real ID and Pass ID | 2009
Real ID provides real security, while Pass ID provides only a false sense of security.

REAL ID | 2009
The recommendation of the 9/11 Commission led to the adoption of the REAL ID Act in early 2005. It is a measure designed to encourage the states to change their lax driver's license standards.

What Makes Identification Secure? | 2005
A secure identification system is one that allows people's identity documents to be verified as belonging to them and, thereby, prohibits others from assuming that person's identity. In the case of ATM cards, the PIN number serves as a verification method that the person using the card is authorized to use it.

Secure Identification | 2002
Combating false and stolen IDs.