Andrew Farrelly Discusses the Importance of Information-Sharing with Foreign Partners to U.S. Border Security in Opinion Piece for The Hill

While drawing upon his experience in passenger targeting as a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official, Farrelly critiques how President Trump is not placing enough emphasis on maintaining foreign partnerships to continue facilitating the intelligence and data sharing that is crucial to securing U.S. borders. Fortunately, there are many highly capable officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. CBP, the FBI, the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), and other U.S. agencies who will continue to leverage their institutional knowledge and experience in conducting risk management operations while collaborating with partners globally. However, actions taken by the President and his Administration to alienate foreign partners, such as Mexico and European nations traditionally relied upon for information about U.S.-bound travelers, will erode the trust needed to preserve the established intelligence sharing streams. While the value of policies and resource deployments such as travel bans and border walls are debated in the Administration and U.S. Congress, it’s important to consider the relative value that technology, such as automated passenger and cargo screening systems, provide to U.S. border security as well.

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