Report: Updated Immigration System Would Strengthen US National Security
October 7, 2016 | Publication | Migration
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A report recommends updates and improvements to the U.S. immigration system that would help make the country safer and protect against current and new threats abroad. The report, developed with support from MacArthur by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, sheds light on how current U.S. immigration policy contributes to national security and describes how certain procedures would improve those contributions. The recommendations include developing a comprehensive set of metrics to consistently measure enforcement efforts and efficiently allocate resources on the border and investing in technological infrastructure to track and deter visa overstayers.