U.S. Army Role in Homeland Security: The confluence of the September 11, The Army does have substantial relevant capability within its three components. the key Army asset to meet homeland security demands and can be augmented. At a Cabinet meeting last week, after being informed that the One current D.H.S. official told me, “Nielsen would have a meeting at the White. The District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission (HSC) was Notice of the Homeland Security Commission Quarterly Meeting, November 16,
What if they do have a search warrant? The warrant must tell in detail the places to be searched and the people or things to be seized. If the police have a warrant, you cannot stop them from entering and searching, but you should still tell them that you do not consent to a search.
This will limit them to search only where the warrant authorizes. Ask if you are allowed to watch the search and if so, watch and take notes including names, badge numbers, and what agency the officers are from.
Have friends act as witnesses.
Give this information to your lawyer. If the officers ask you to give them documents, your computer, or anything else, look to see if the item is listed in the warrant. If it is not, do not consent to them taking it without talking to a lawyer.
Even if they have a search warrant, you still do not have to answer any questions. Call the Emerald Isle for help getting a criminal lawyer. What if the police stop me on the street? If they say yes, walk away.
If you are not free to go, you are being detained, but this does not necessarily mean you will be arrested. They are entitled to frisk you. A frisk is a pat down on the outside of your clothing. Do not consent to any further search.
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You will only be hurt and arrested. You do not have to answer questions or give a statement if you are detained or even if you are arrested. Do I have to give my name? Legally, you do not have to give your name unless they suspect you of a crime, but refusing to give your name is likely to arouse suspicion. Giving a false name could be a crime. If you are driving a car, you must show them your license, registration and proof of insurance, but you do not have to consent to a search, although the police may have legal grounds to search your car anyway.
What if the police or FBI threaten me with a grand jury subpoena if I refuse to talk? A grand jury subpoena is a written order for you to go to court and testify about information you may have. It is common for the FBI to threaten you with a subpoena to get you to talk to them.
This is frequently an empty threat, and if they are going to subpoena you, they will do so anyway. And you may have legal grounds to stop the subpoena or to refuse to answer questions before the grand jury.
If you do receive a subpoena, call the Emerald Isle or an experienced criminal lawyer right away. What if I am treated badly by the police or FBI? You have the right to ask the officer to identify himself.
Write down everything as soon as you can and try to find witnesses. If you are injured, see a doctor and take pictures of the injuries as soon as possible. Call the Emerald Isle as soon as possible. Talk to a lawyer. Always carry with you the name and telephone number of an immigration lawyer who will take your calls. The immigration laws are hard to understand and there have been many changes since September More changes are likely. Always talk to an immigration lawyer before leaving the U.
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Even some legal permanent residents and applicants for LPR can be barred from returning. Also, foreign nationals trying to enter the U. You usually have the right to talk to a lawyer before answering any questions or signing any papers. You have the right to call an attorney or your family if you are detained, and you have the right to be visited by an attorney in detention.
You have the right to have your attorney with you at any hearing before an immigration judge. You do not have the right to a government-appointed attorney, so you must hire one or find someone who will represent you for free.
You do not have to answer questions about your immigration status or any other questions. You are better off talking to a lawyer first.
In most cases, you have the right to ask for release from detention by paying a bond, or to ask for a bond hearing before an immigration judge. The law does not say when an immigration judge must hear your case.
The judge may order you to stay in detention if he or she finds that you are a danger to society or might try to get away.
In most cases, you have the right to a hearing before an immigration judge before you can be deported. If this happens, you may never be able to enter the U.
If you have criminal convictions, were arrested at the border, or have been ordered deported in the past, you must talk to an attorney about whether you have this right and what other legal alternatives you might have.
If you are a foreign national arrested in the U.
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The police must allow your consul to visit or speak with you. Your consul might assist you in finding a lawyer or offer other help, such as contacting your family.
You also have the right to refuse help from your consulate. What are my rights at airports? Develop a common definition for each priority level. Once the definitions are agreed upon, commence simultaneous assessment efforts at the state and federal level. Use established points of contact.
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Use points of contact already established by the input of each state to the Office of Domestic Preparedness in response to requirements set forth in the Fiscal Year State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program. After sector assessments have been completed, integrate them into one prioritized list, at both the state and federal levels. The federal government should only protect infrastructure that services multiple states or regions or is critical to national security.
Once the Secretary for Homeland Security has approved the federal list, it should be shared on a close-hold basis with each state. The state should then ensure completeness and deconflict any duplication at the state or local level. The National Guard should be given the mission of developing and implementing plans to protect all federal critical infrastructures and should take the lead for the military in the overall effort of combating terrorism on U.
Partner with private industry. A coordinated plan to protect all state infrastructures must be developed by each state. It should fully leverage public and private efforts at the state level. Address the resource issue. The minimum level of protection should be that associated with protecting all critical infrastructures. Provide for minimum-level protection as soon as possible.
The resources required to provide the minimum level of protection should be established and provided through a combination of federal, state, and private funding as quickly as possible. Regional Centers of Excellence need to be established across the United States to provide an independent assessment of regional plans and a means of improving identified weaknesses in areas of first responder training, equipping, and technology.
Execute the long-range plan. A long-range plan must be developed, reviewed annually, and updated as required. The goal of the long-range plan should be to provide the optimum level of security for each state and its citizens over time. Page 31 Share Cite Suggested Citation: In many ways a military installation can be viewed as another element of critical infrastructure and subject to the same considerations threat analysis, early warning, increased security, etc.
This remains a responsibility 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Projecting the force means that generally the force will have to move from a home base to conduct operations. Protection of vital lines of communication air, land, and sea must be assured. The movement of military units to the site of a domestic terrorist attack will be just as challenging—if not more so—than their simple movement to a port of embarkation.
The conduct of operations will generally involve operating with other organizations.
These may be allies, coalition partners or, maybe, emergency first responders. Operations bring all the issues associated with compatibility and commonality.
Unlike traditional operations, HLS missions will be accomplished in cooperation with a wide range of civilian local, state, and federal agencies. The requirements for interoperability, particularly in communications, are identical. Without maximizing technology, sustaining the force can put an unacceptable burden on our limited lift and other logistical assets. Finally, as we have learned so often, the Army must redeploy to its home base, recover, and prepare to do it all over again—and they must do it throughout the period of great vulnerability.
There are many similarities between military operations involving allied or coalition forces and operations involving civilian emergency responders. Page 32 Share Cite Suggested Citation: The final transformation to the Objective Force, which begins in fiscal yearwill require many years of effort. The legacy force, in the meantime, will require sustainment and recapitalization to enhance its existing weapons, systems, and platforms to increasingly provide some of the Objective Force-like capabilities.
The interim brigade combat team BCT is a key element of the interim force. Figure depicts the synergy between these forces. The modernization strategy that is being used to bring the Objective Force to fruition envisions the acceleration of science and technology U. The committee believes that many of the requirements for HLS can provide a direct link to the capabilities-based Objective Force.