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Border Security: Opportunities and Pitfalls by Jennifer Scholtes, Rob Margetta

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A Transportation Turnaround?

Border security shot to the top of the U.S. domestic defense priority list after 9/11, when officials thrust into a new counterterrorism world realized that if thousands of people were crossing into the country illegally every year, some could be terrorists carrying dangerous cargo.

Politicians love the increased border security that resulted — including a crackdown on ID checks and new technology deployments to screen cargo for radioactive materials and other dangerous substances. But the manufacturing and transportation industries have come to loathe it. The North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 kicked off years of increased trade among Canada, the United States and Mexico where the primary border issue ...

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