Homeland Security

Transport Security Administration / Ben Balter (background)

As the threat of terrorism has grown, civilian agencies are increasingly thrust into the national security conversation. The laws and regulations that govern aviation, immigration, and international trade have become key parts of the national security apparatus. Debates over no-fly lists, border security, and the protection of airplane technology now take place alongside those over the military’s rules of engagement or the value of NSA programs. These new debates seem no less likely to disappear.

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Does Customs and Border Protection Have the Legal Authority to Seize Merchandise Made With Forced Uyghur Labor?

Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security are asserting that CBP will seize goods in order to enforce the 2021 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, though it does not appear to have the authority to do so.

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