As you may have noticed, the US is still a nation in flux.
On January 10th, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would not be expanding its efforts to combat terrorism.
Instead, it will be “working closely with law enforcement to develop additional resources to support efforts against international terrorism.”
This announcement comes just days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people in Las Vegas, killing 58 and wounding more than 500.
In the days following the shooting, the Obama administration declared that it was considering whether to “increase the number of personnel” in the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division, a move that could potentially lead to an increase in arrests.
However, it seems that the DHS may have made the right call.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that CBP will “continue to expand its outreach and coordination with other federal agencies in the future, including the National Counterterrorism Center and Homeland Security Investigations, and that CBPs expansion may include hiring more Border Patrol agents, a DHS official told the newspaper.”
The expansion of CBP could increase profits, but the government will be making the right decision, not just because it will reduce the risk of terrorism, but also because it is in the public interest.
What do you think?
Is CBP expansion a good idea?
Is it going to lead to more arrests and an increase of crime?
Let us know in the comments below.