Texas Wesleyan Law Review

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In light of the decade that has passed since 2001, cooler heads have prevailed. Advancements in technology and information-seeking have paved the way to prune unnecessary laws that are archaic, redundant, in many instances contradictory, and which merely frustrate the real policy behind these laws: safeguarding the U.S. and its citizens. To assist in this pruning, this Article presents a comprehensive plan for national security reform, specifically involving immigration, with an emphasis on the agency tasked with its implementation-the Department of Homeland Security. In light of this goal, Section II provides a brief background into the U.S.'s current approach to immigration policy, including a history of the Department of Homeland Security and a highlight of relevant national security legislation. Section III outlines the successes and failures of the current policies with respect to preventing, stopping, and quickly responding to terrorist attacks. Section IV elucidates areas within national security policy capable of augmentation, alteration, or repudiation altogether. Finally, Section V offers additional recommendations to further improve our nation's security.



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