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Migration: Reaping the Harvest; Controlling the Weeds
 
Samantha Power, of the U.S. National Security Council, and representatives from the United Nations, with representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration near Baghdad (Photo: DOD)

 

 

MIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY:
THE MILITARY'S ROLE

Professor Bernard F. Griffard
Professor Bert B. Tussing

The views expressed in the document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

With the world's population in almost constant motion, migration is an everyday reality. According to the United Nations, the global number of migrants more than doubled in recent years offering both opportunities and complications for governments. However, the absence of integrated border management procedures leaves the door open to trafficking in human beings, transnational narco-crime, smuggling, and terrorism, all of which pose direct threats to government stability. Resolving this problem is both resource intensive and politically sensitive. To examine at this issue in detail the Migration Policy Institute sponsored a workshop to discuss Assisting Developing Countries in Securing Human Mobility. Read more about the conduct and findings of that workshop in this CSL Issue Paper.

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