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Immigration

The Most Prosecuted Federal Offense in America: A Primer on the Criminalization of Border Crossing

Unauthorized border crossings are the most prosecuted federal crime in the U.S. and an unlikely focus of the Democratic presidential primary. Why have such crimes come into the spotlight? And what effect would decriminalizing illegal entry into the U.S. really have?

Documents

Document: Judge Halts Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Policy

On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injuction of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols requiring non-Mexican migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to be deported to Mexico while their request is processed. The injuction, issued in Innovation Law Lab et al, v. Nielsen, is scheduled to take effect on Friday, Apr. 12. The order is available in full here and below.

 

Election Security

Document: Joint Intelligence Community Statement on Election Day Preparations

On Nov. 6, 2018—Election Day—the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement, along with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FBI, affirming their agencies' continued efforts to assist state and local election officials and to combat foreign influence efforts.

Intelligence Studies Essay

The Unfinished Business of Information Sharing: Why the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division Belongs With DHS

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) is an essential hub for bringing together federal and sub-federal data, and should therefore reside within DHS, given the latter’s role as the primary interlocutor between federal and sub-federal agencies.

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