chapter  5
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A CASE FOR NATIONAL ID CARDS?

The prevalence of means of identification that are easily falsified or are obtained in a fraudulent manner is a particularly vulnerable element of the homeland security of the United States. Unless these means of identification are substantially improved, many new systems such as the U.S. visitor and immigrant status indication technology program (U.S. VISIT), which has replaced the suspended national security entry exit registration system (NSEERS) and encompasses the foreign student tracking system (SEVIS), the airline passenger screening system (CAPPS II), as well as current watch lists maintained by the FBI, the CIA, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and many other programs that help protect the public will continue to be severely hampered.