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Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports

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  • Border Security
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    Border Security
    Ref. # Title Date Format
    RS21916 Biometric Identifiers and Border Security: 9/11 Commission Recommendations and Related Issues Feb 7, 2005 PDF
    RL32840 Border and Transportation Security: Selected Programs and Policies Mar 29, 2005 PDF
    RL32705 Border and Transportation Security: Overview of Congressional Issues Dec 17, 2004 PDF
    RL32705 Border and Transportation Security: Overview of Congressional Issues Apr 7, 2005 PDF
    RL32839 Border and Transportation Security: The Complexity of the Challenge Mar 29, 2005 PDF
    RL33097 Border Security: Apprehensions of "Other Than Mexican"Aliens Sep 22, 2005 PDF
    RL33659 Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border Dec 12, 2006 PDF
    RL33659 Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border Oct 30, 2006 PDF
    RL33659 Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border Sep 21, 2006 PDF
    RS22026 Border Security: Fences Along the U.S. International Border Jan 11, 2006 PDF
    RS22026 Border Security: Fences Along the U.S. International Border Jan 13, 2005 PDF
    RS22443 Border Security and Military Support: Legal Authorizations and Restrictions May 23, 2006 PDF
    RL33106 Border Security and the Southwest Border: Background, Legislation, and Issues Sep 28, 2005 PDF
    RL32841 Border and Transportation Security: Possible New Directions and Policy Options Mar 29, 2005 PDF
    RL32839 Border Security: The Complexity of the Challenge Jan 24, 2007 PDF
    RS21698 Border Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Jan 2, 2004 PDF
    RS21729 U.S. International Borders: Brief Facts Nov 9, 2006 PDF
    RL33353 Civilian Patrols Along the Border:Legal and Policy Issues Apr 7, 2006 PDF
    98-149 Drug Control: Reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Aug 26, 1998 (PDF, ASCII)
    95025 Drug Supply Control: 104th Congress Jan 3, 1997 HTML
    88093 Drug Control: International Policy and Options Jan 7, 1997 HTML
    IB88093 Drug Control: International Policy and Options Dec 12, 2001 PDF
    IB88093 Drug Control: International Policy and Options Jan 31, 2002 PDF
    RL30892 Drug Certification Requirements and Congressional Modifications in 2001 Jan 10, 2002 PDF
    IB88093 Drug Control: International Policy and Approaches Apr 13, 2005 PDF
    RL32167 Drug Trafficking and North Korea: Issues for U.S. Policy Mar 4, 2005 PDF
    RL31146 Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation Oct 11, 2006 PDF
    RS21125 Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress Apr 4, 2007 PDF
    RS21125 Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress Dec 21, 2006 PDF
    RS21125 Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress Oct 25, 2006 PDF
    RS21125 Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress Sep 12, 2006 PDF
    RS21125 Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress Jun 1, 2006 PDF
    RS21125 Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress Jul 1, 2004 PDF
    RS21698 Homeland Security: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance Feb 7, 2005 PDF
    RL32334 Illicit Drugs and the Terrorist Threat: Causal Links and Implications for Domestic Drug Control Policy Apr 5, 2004 PDF
    RL32334 Illicit Drugs and the Terrorist Threat: Causal Links and Implications for Domestic Drug Control Policy Apr 20, 2004 PDF
    RL32754 Immigration: Analysis of the Major Provisions of H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act of 2005 Feb 2, 2005 PDF
    RL32754 Immigration: Analysis of the Major Provisions of H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act of 2005 May 9, 2005 PDF
    RL32480 Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity Dec 12, 2006 PDF
    RL32480 Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity Oct 23, 2006 PDF
    RL32480 Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity Sep 20, 2006 PDF
    RL33351 Immigration Enforcement Within the United States Apr 6, 2006 PDF
    RL33977 Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Market Tests and Protections Apr 24, 2007 PDF
    RL34007 Immigration Fraud: Policies, Investigations, and Issues May 17. 2007 PDF
    RL31388 Immigration and Naturalization Service: Restructuring Proposals in the 107th Congress May 1, 2002 PDF
    RL33125 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress Dec 7, 2006 PDF
    RL33125 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress Nov 7, 2006 PDF
    RL33125 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress Sep 21, 2006 PDF
    RL33125 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress Jun 9, 2006 PDF
    RL33125 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress May 12, 2006 PDF
    RL33125 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress Oct 17, 2005 PDF
    RL31388 Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 107th Congress Jul 10, 2002 PDF
    RL32044 Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs Dec 11, 2006 PDF
    RL32044 Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs Apr 6, 2006 PDF
    RL32044 Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs Jan 26, 2006 PDF
    RL32044 Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs Apr 21, 2005 PDF
    RL33109 Immigration Policy on Expedited Removal of Aliens Sep 30, 2005 PDF
    RS22574 Immigration Reform: Brief Synthesis of Issue Jan 22, 2007 PDF
    RL33181 Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress Sep 19, 2006 PDF
    RL33181 Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress Jun 8, 2006 PDF
    RL33181 Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress May 10, 2006 PDF
    RL33181 Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress Apr 3, 2006 PDF
    RL33181 Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress Dec 9, 2005 PDF
    RS22423 Immigration Statistics on the Web Apr 19, 2006 PDF
    RL32564 Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion and Removal of Aliens Sep 5, 2006 PDF
    RL33582 International Drug Trade and U.S. Foreign Policy Nov 6, 2006 PDF
    98-161 Mexico's Counter-Narcotics Efforts Under Zedillo Mar 4, 1998 (PDF, ASCII)
    98-174 Mexican Drug Certification Issues: U.S. Congressional Action 1986-1998 Apr 9, 1998 (PDF, ASCII)
    98-174 F Mexican Drug Certification Issues: U.S. Congressional Action, 1986-2001 Jan 8, 2002 PDF
    RL31412 Mexico's Counter-Narcotics Efforts under Fox, December 2000 to April 2002 May 8, 2002 PDF
    RL32735 Mexico-United States Dialogue on Migration and Border Issues, 2001-2005 Mar 4, 2005 PDF
    RS20844 Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues Jan 27, 2006 PDF
    RL31019 Terrorism: Automated Lookout Systems and Border Security Options and Issues Jun 18, 2001 PDF
    RL31826 Protecting Our Perimeter: "Border Searches" under the Fourth Amendment Jan 21, 2005 PDF
    RS22180 Unauthorized Employment of Aliens: Basics of Employer Sanctions Jun 29, 2005 PDF
    RL32621 U.S. Immigration Policy on Asylum Seekers Jan 25, 2007 PDF
    RL32621 U.S. Immigration Policy on Asylum Seekers Feb 16, 2005 PDF
    RL32235 U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions May 12, 2006 PDF
    RL32235 U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions Apr 17, 2006 PDF
    RL32235 U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions Jul 1, 2005 PDF
    RL32235 U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions Dec 13, 2006 PDF
    RL31381 U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions Feb 7, 2007 PDF
    RL31381 U.S. Immigration Policy on Temporary Admissions Jan 25, 2007 PDF
    RL31872 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress Apr 25, 2003 PDF
    RL32256 Visa Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security Mar 4, 2004 PDF



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