On November 9, 2010, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing an interagency Federal Export Enforcement Coordination Center. The Center will serve for the executive departments and agencies to coordinate and enhance their export control enforcement efforts. It will also serve as a conduit between Federal law enforcement agancies and the U.S. Intelligence Community for information relating to export control.
This order is directly related to the Obama administration’s efforts to create better enforcement of the immigration laws in relation to U.S. exports. Creating new agencies in this economic environment will create government jobs but will also add to the U.S. deficit. The Obama administration should encourage Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. But it has been unwilling to do so and will continue to ratchet up enforcement efforts with creating new government agencies such as this.