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Erskine Bowles on Immigration


More border security

Border Security: Problem: The US has thousands of miles of borders and the most active border between two countries. In 2002, approximately 277 million people entered the US by land from Mexico. Daily crossings in both directions are estimated to be close to a million people, 250,000 passenger vehicles and 12,000 trucks. Hundreds of miles of our borders are inadequately monitored. Mohamed Atta, the suicide pilot who flew a Boeing 767 into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, also entered the US via Canada.
    Solution:
  1. Increase the utilization of aerial and ground surveillance technologies and personnel to enhance US border security.
  2. Consolidate terrorist watch lists and give officials better access to them.
  3. Continue to review and reform the Department of Homeland Security's Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program to better keep terrorists out of the country, while respecting the privacy of law-abiding foreign visitors and immigrants.
Source: A Homeland Security Plan for North Carolina Sep 30, 2004

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