Daniel N. Vara, Jr.
Former District/Chief Legal Counsel, INS US DOJ and ICE DHS, Miami Division
Attorney at Law
The laws, resources, and technologies available to ensure border security are abundant yet, if not efficiently used and implemented, serve to allow crises such as the current one facing the U.S. Southwest border. All three must be used in concert with the other to result in an effective border security approach. The current mass immigration chaos can be rectified by combined executive action that involves:
- local and state resources as force multipliers,
- uses of available technologies such as drones, infrared cameras, and motion and tracking sensors to their optimum capacity, and
- properly applying both national and international laws to effect an expeditious due process review of the intending immigrants and allows for final decisions to deport/remove them from the United States.
In this session, we will discuss how these steps, coupled with international diplomacy centered on U.S. interests, can and will result in an outcome that will ensure strengthening America's border security for the moment and for the future.