Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC. February 28, 2012.
Secretary Clinton highlights five National Security & Foreign Policy priorities in the FY 2013 International Affairs Budget.
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/02/184847.htm [HTML format].
Center for American Progress. February 22, 2012.
With more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the country, a consensus has emerged that the current immigration system is broken and badly needs mending. In the absence of federal legislation providing a coherent immigration policy, states have taken it upon themselves to enforce their way to a solution. Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama recently took matters into their own hands by passing laws designed to criminalize virtually all activity engaged in by undocumented immigrants. This patchwork of state and local laws is driven by a strategy known by immigration restrictionists as “attrition through enforcement.” The goal is to create a climate of fear and make life so difficult for immigrants that they will self-deport. So have state anti-immigration bills led to an exodus of unauthorized migrants from the United States as restrictionists have promised? [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/02/pdf/mexico_immigration.pdf [PDF format, 29 pages].
Council on Foreign Relations. February 22, 2012.
In January 2012, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified that the cyber threat to the United States is expected to eclipse the threat of terrorism in the coming years. Though the country has avoided a cyber “Pearl Harbor” to date, a steady stream of significant cyber attacks, particularly by foreign sources conducting major acts of espionage, indicate the nation’s ongoing vulnerability, say some analysts. Safeguarding digital networks has been a priority of Washington for several years, but thus far the federal government has not mandated minimum levels of cybersecurity for private operators of critical information systems. Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate this month proposes new standards for the protection of critical infrastructure and enhancing sharing of threat information between government and private industry. [Note: contains copyrighted material].