Border Security: Much More than Illegal Immigration

Border security has been one of the most heavily debated topics in the U.S. presidential race, with most of the discussion focusing on illegal immigration. But that train of thought is not necessarily productive, explained Mike Fisher, former Chief of the United States Border Patrol, at The Cipher Brief’s monthly Georgetown Salon Series event in Washington D.C.  In fact, he says, border security encompasses numerous matters far beyond the pale of illegal immigration.

Fisher explained how U.S. border security strategy shifted in the aftermath of 9/11 and then again nearly a decade later.

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