Policy Priorities

  • Strengthen America’s border security and immigration policies

  • Support counterterrorism efforts

  • Create and maintain a strong physical and digital infrastructure

  • Defend against foreign influence

The America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for Homeland Security & Immigration is devoted to protecting the American people, American interests, and the American way of life. Our “America First” approach requires an immigration system that prioritizes border security and the value of citizenship, a strong and persistent counter-terrorism effort, resiliency of our critical physical and digital infrastructure, and agility in the face of ever-shifting foreign threats and influence.

As our world becomes more complex, so do the threats we face. Terrorism remains a global reality, and America’s ability to prevent attacks in the United States is only as strong as its weakest link at any given moment. America’s enemies no longer need to physically come to our shores to hurt us in the digital age. Threats that strike at the heart of our infrastructure—and, therefore, our civilization—can be achieved with the touch of a button from anywhere in the world. In some cases, these threats are sponsored or shielded by foreign governments; in some cases, they are foreign governments. While these threats are omnipresent, courageous leadership at all levels of government and society is essential for success and security.

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Commentary | April 11, 2024

Analysis: Senate Process 101 for Impeached DHS Secretary Alehandro Mayorkas

The U.S. House of Representatives has initiated impeachment proceedings more than 60 times, while the U.S. Senate has held 21 impeachment trials. Eight officials, all federal judges, have been convicted by the U.S. Senate and removed from office.

Statement | March 7, 2024

America First Policy Institute Calls for Swift Passage of the Laken Riley Act

The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released the following statement from Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of DHS, supporting Congressman Mike Collins’s (GA-10) bill, H.R. 7511, the Laken Riley Act, which was passed by the House and is now awaiting the Senate: 

Fact Sheet | March 6, 2024

Breaking Down the Surge of Chinese Nationals Illegally Coming to the U.S.

Nationwide and Southern Border “Encounters” of Chinese Illegal Aliens (FY12-FY24 ytd.)

Op-Ed | March 1, 2024

Biden’s Immigration Crisis Comes to Georgia

The recent killing of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Riley has understandably shaken the state of Georgia and the nation. Make no mistake, her death is the direct result of the intentional border policies of the Biden administration. That’s not hyperbole; it is a demonstrable fact. It is interesting to note, however, that The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has gone to outrageous lengths to hide this. According to Georgia’s largest newspaper, the suspect is merely an “Athens resident.”

Expert Insights | February 28, 2024

The Senate Immigration Bill Would Not Have “Shut Down the Border”

Supporters of the recent Senate immigration bill claimed it contained a new border expulsion authority that would have “shut down the border” once in effect.

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