U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Projects Agency Border and Maritime Security Division Director Anh Duong, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Director for National Security Investigations Craig Healy, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner address DHS’ progress in incorporating biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addresses USCIS’ role in refugee resettlement, and the screening measures and safeguards developed by the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The U.S. Coast Guard is the first-line protector of our nation’s 95,000 miles of coastline. In its law enforcement mission, verifying the identity of foreign nationals detained aboard a Coast Guard vessel following an interdiction or boarding at sea is especially important. Helping boarding team members to rapidly identify suspected migrants or smugglers at sea is one key piece of technology.