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dc.contributor.advisorRollins, John
dc.contributor.advisorRichter, Anke
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Reed David
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:40Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50583
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis (TB) is a significant health issue to both the general public and the officers who enforce our nation's immigration laws. Current immigration enforcement policies increase the likelihood that immigration officers will encounter people with TB. Should the United States alter its immigration enforcement policies to address more directly the threat that tuberculosis poses to public health? This thesis reviews this question through the lens of the Advisory Council on Tuberculosis's recommendation that the priority is to identify and treat all cases of active TB. This thesis provides a policy options analysis examining the status quo and three options suggested in the literature on TB: cure TB before removal, increase international cooperation in treating TB, and increase TB testing. This policy analysis identifies gaps in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) ability to identify and treat active TB in the aliens encountered through the immigration enforcement process. Additionally, it recommends that the DHS require that all detained aliens be screened for active TB by use of a chest X-ray. It further recommends that the DHS completely cure all aliens found to have active TB, whether detained or released from detention, prior to their removal from the United States.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/tbnywhereistbeve1094550583
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleTB anywhere is TB everywhere: the intersection of U.S. immigration enforcement policy and TBen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authortuberculosis (TB)en_US
dc.subject.authormultidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)en_US
dc.subject.authorlatent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)en_US
dc.subject.authorextensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB)en_US
dc.subject.authorimmigration enforcementen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Customs and Immigrationen_US
dc.subject.authorbordersen_US
dc.subject.authordetention facilityen_US
dc.subject.authorimmigration policiesen_US
dc.subject.authorpublic healthen_US
dc.subject.authorAlternatives to Detentionen_US
dc.description.serviceDetention and Deportation Officer, Alternatives to Detention Monitoring Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Dallas, Texasen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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