The Citadel Americas Border Security Objectives & Goals Analysis

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how does America’s border security objectives/goals contribute to the nation’s homeland security mission?

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Background: "Border security is a crucial part of our country’s homeland security efforts; however, many do not realize its complexity. Securing the nation’s borders is a multifaceted and complex task comprised of often seemingly competing objectives that cross over multiple homeland security domains, as well as jurisdictions. This course examines the United States’ approach to securing its borders within the larger context of homeland security. Students will analyze our nation’s border security strategies, policies, agencies, coordinating structures, and the associated legal and jurisdictional authorities through which border security is effectuated. Students will also assess the various internal and external threats and hindrances to securing America’s borders that still persist.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s ability to think critically about border security and our nation’s approach to securing its borders. It will equip the student with the necessary knowledge to effectively evaluate current border security strategies as well as propose policy changes related to border security in order to enhance the nation’s homeland security posture."

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America’s Border Security Objectives/Goals: How they Contribute to Homeland Security
America's homeland security mission is anchored on five tenets. They include prevention
of terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing national borders, enforcing and
administering immigration laws, safeguarding and securing cyberspace, and strengthening
national preparedness and resilience (DHS, 2019). To realize these tenets and consequently
realize the nation's homeland security mission, America's border security has engaged various
strategies, policies, agencies, coordination structures, and the affiliated legal and jurisdiction...

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