Immigration and National Security: Best Practices

This chapter on best practices for immigration and national security is from a textbook that presents an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of global preparedness from a transportation perspective. The author uses the recent experiences with technologically advanced passports in the Bahamas as an example for what can be done to improve immigration and national security. Topics include protecting borders, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations, evolution of the machine-readable travel document (MRTD), electronic passport and ID solutions, border control, deportation, apprehension exercises, and data security and privacy. The author concludes that no one technology is accurate, reliable, or completely tamper-proof. However, as an integrated group, the security measures combine to reduce the potential of internal and external terrorist threats and illegal immigration, while promoting public safety. Virtual fences on borders, secure MRTDs, properly trained Transportation Security Administration (TSA) staff, surveillance of boats in U.S. waters, scanning of cargo, and other security measures can together improve overall security.

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  • Authors:
    • Ram, Jo
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 345-376
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Security

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01147247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780750685498
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2009 10:17AM