National Security and Immigration Policy: Reclaiming Terms, Measuring Success, and Setting Priorities
This paper offers a three-pronged framework for evaluating immigration-related security measures and tactics. First, does the measure or strategy relate to a legitimate security goal? Second, what does the measure propose to accomplish, will it be successful in achieving that end, and how can its success (or failure) be assessed? Third, is the measure worth the cost both in resources and opportunities foregone? The paper goes on to evaluate the US Government's recent implementation of the US-VISIT program against this framework.
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Margaret D. Stock, "National Security and Immigration Policy: Reclaiming Terms, Measuring Success, and Setting Priorities" (October 31, 2006). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 1862.