COVID-19 has challenged the systems we have in place for controlling our borders and shown the need to be able to adapt quickly and reimpose physical barriers and other controls when necessary.
Declaring an issue is a national emergency lets presidents act quickly and with few constraints. But once they get this kind of power, it's hard to take it back – and it can produce bad policies.
"Super-recognisers" who can identify a range of ethnicities could help increase fraud detection rates at passport control and decrease false conviction rates that have relied on CCTV.
Politicians who want to unite Ireland under a Dublin-based government are stuck choosing whether to participate in the UK in an effort to stay in the EU.
The 39 migrants who froze to death in a lorry crossing the channel join hundreds more who have died trying to get into Europe over land.
Similar concerns were raised 40 years ago when the Department of Defence was formed, but the decision to merge several agencies is now held up for its strategic vision.
Tightening Canada's borders won’t deter asylum seekers. The proposed restrictions will only make refugees’ journeys more dangerous.
Too often, politicians use matters of national security for nakedly political advantage. It's a dangerous ploy, and it's time it stopped.
Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.
A refugee law expert on a week of ‘reckless’ rhetoric and a new way to process asylum seeker claims.
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Today on Trust Me, I'm An Expert, a refugee legal expert busts myths about how proposed medical transfer rules would work, and described some of this week's border security rhetoric as 'reckless'.
As Congress and President Trump struggle to devise a coherent immigration policy along the US southern border, there are lessons from ancient history that could prove instructive.
Morrison told a news conference cabinet's national security committee had met early Tuesday to discuss the contingency planning already in train in anticipation of the bill's passage.
After 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa came to Europe in 2015, many countries built fences or closed their ports. That has pushed migrants to take riskier routes into the EU.
He said the $500 million would directly improve orderly regional processing and resettlement in the region and countries closer to where refugees originally come from.
What kind of a country is Canada? One which truly welcomes and respects immigrants and their lives and safety? Or one which just says it does but brutally detains and deports them?
President Trump proposes to send the National Guard to protect the southern US border. Instead of searching for your old civics textbook, here's a pocket history of the soldiers in the spotlight.
Politics Podcast: Peter Dutton on balancing interests in Home Affairs.
Peter Dutton says there is no basis to concerns about the excess power of the home affairs department.
A possible risk from Peter Dutton's outburst is if his remarks carry any impact in the US.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
New research questions the scale of support for tougher border security across Europe.