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Closing the Loop on Visa Security: A Case for Change

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Authors
Hernandez, James G.
Subjects
Visa security
Homeland security
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
Department of State
Terrorist travel
Consular
Foreign service
Customs and border protection
Advisors
Rollins, John
Date of Issue
2010-12
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This thesis presents the findings of a policy analysis conducted on the current policy governing the visa issuing function versus a policy of The U.S. Department of Homeland Security assuming operational and tactical level control of the visa issuing function from the Department of State. Responsibility for this system is currently divided between the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This results in a duplication of effort, unclear responsibilities, an increased need for communication and collaboration between government departments, and a loss of mission focus. In an effort to increase security, streamline the immigration process, and address the above issues, this thesis recommends that the visa issuing function should be exclusively the responsibility of, and performed by, DHS.
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Thesis
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Department ofNational Security Affairs
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57 p.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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