With nearly 500 million U.S. border crossings a year and over a quarter of Americans possessing passports, the federal government faces a daunting challenge in protecting people on the move from the risks of direct attack, preventing the travel-and-immigration system from being exploited by terrorists and criminals, and infusing it with resilience against breakdowns. Author Susan Ginsburg examines the massive enforcement buildup that has occurred since 9/11, finding it out of sync with some of the government’s security imperatives.
“Susan Ginsburg's book is a comprehensive and original look at how we can integrate security with global mobility in a way that promotes both safety and efficiency. Policymakers around the world should pay close attention.”
— Michael Chertoff, Former US Homeland Security Secretary
“ A much-needed and well-documented prescription for aligning security needs and our immigration policy.”
— Jamie S. Gorelick, Former Deputy Attorney General and 9/11 Commission member
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