Backsliding on National Security: The Immigration Connection In a public relations campaign that evokes the image of Orwellian “newspeak,” the Department of Homeland Security has announced a long list of accomplishments in improving national security while at the same time it has adopted a number of measures that represent a significant backsliding on national security. If only the rhetoric is heard, the public may think its safety is in good hands. If, however, recent actions concerning the illegal alien population and the flow of foreign nationals into and out of the country are examined, a very different picture emerges.
Immigration and National Security (2008) On this seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this report finds that while some progress has been achieved in closing the vulnerabilities exploited by the 9/11 attackers, several loopholes still remain. The report details many of the important tasks that have been neglected, or, because of pressure from special interest groups, have been brushed aside. The screening of people seeking non-immigrant visas remains superficial, while vital data necessary to keep track of legal visitors to the United States is not being collected. In addition, America's borders remain insecure, presenting an inviting target for terrorists and others who wish to do us harm.
What Makes Identification Secure? A secure identification system is one that allows people's identity documents to be verified as belonging to them and, thereby, prohibits others from assuming that person's identity. In the case of ATM cards, the PIN number serves as a verification method that the person using the card is authorized to use it.
Secure Identification The terrorist attacks of September 11th have proven that the United States is long overdue for a reliable and comprehensive identification system. Each terrorist had obtained a Social Security card and state-issued driver's license that they used to board the planes in order to attack our country. Learn FAIR's take on this issue in this report.