Refugees currently undergo the most rigorous security screening process of anyone who comes to the United States.
AILA Doc No. 08050166 | Dated April 29, 2008
On 4/29/08, the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia held and oversight hearing on "The Impact of Implementation: A Review of the REAL ID Act and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative". The hearing examined whether the federal government is prepared, in regards to staffing, infrastructure, and planning to implement REAL ID and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
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The Honorable Stewart A. Baker, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Derwood K. Staeben, Senior Advisor, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative , Office of Passport Services, Border Crossing Card Renewal, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of Statement
The Honorable Donna Stone, President, National Conference of State Legislatures
Mr. David Quam, Director of Federal Relations, National Governors Association
Ms. Caroline Fredrickson, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Legislative Office
Mr. Roger J. Dow, President & CEO, Travel Industry Association
Mr. Angelo I. Amador, Director of Immigration Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Sophia Cope, Staff Attorney & Ron Plesser Fellow, Center for Democracy and Technology
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 08050166.