1. 4/24, Cambridge, MA – Workshop on disparities in immigration apprehensions, detentions, and deportations
2. 4/25, DC – House hearing on the new CBP Commissioner’s priorities for the agency – [New Listing]
3. 4/25, DC – Discussion on the private sector’s role in responding to the international refugee crisis – [New Listing]
4. 4/25, Atlanta – Discussion on immigration in American economic history
5. 4/26, DC Senate oversight hearing on HHS and DHS efforts to protect unaccompanied alien children – [New Listing]
6. 4/26, DC – House hearing on the Administration’s FY2019 DHS budget request – [New Listing]
7. 4/26, DC – House hearing on mass migration in Europe and its implication for assimilation, integration, and security – [New Listing]
8. 4/26-28, Denver – Immigration at the Population Association of America annual meeting
9. 4/27, NYC – Conference on cities, climate and migration
10. 4/30-5/2, DC – Connect:ID 2018 Expo
11. 5/1, DC – CIS Immigration Newsmaker series
12. 5/1, DC – USCIS Asylum Division quarterly stakeholder meeting
13. 5/2-4, DC – Certificate program course on human trafficking – [New Listing]
14. 5/3, Cambridge, MA – Discussion on Mexico-USA relations – [New Listing]
15. 5/10, DC – Discussion on the search for middle ground in the immigration debate
16. 5/17, DC – Film screening and discussion on Brazil’s unprotected borders – [New Listing]
17. 5/20-27, San Diego – Course on immigration enforcement at the border
18. 5/30-31, Ottawa, – Canadian Immigration Summit 2018
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Overview: The purpose of this hearing is to examine the newly confirmed CBP Commissioner’s vision for the agency. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will be present to discuss how he intends to secure the border, including the recent deployment of the National Guard, the construction of new border wall system, and other programs designed to secure the Homeland.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Description: The Urban Institute invites you to a discussion on private sector partnerships with humanitarian agencies for enhancing refugee well-being around the world. As the global humanitarian system comes under unprecedented stress from more than 65 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, we will consider how win-win solutions are being created that increase the humanitarian system’s capacity, support refugee well-being, and improve companies’ bottom lines.
For-profit companies have engaged with the humanitarian sector for decades, ranging from roles as philanthropic donors to contracted service providers. But partnerships based on mutual interests, shared understanding of problems, and cocreation of solutions are rare, likely because of a lack of information and high performance risks. We explore how some successful partnerships, particularly in the financial inclusion and livelihood sectors, have overcome practical hurdles to deliver value for all stakeholders.
How and in what sectors can the global humanitarian system most benefit from engagements with the private sector? What platforms are available or needed to stimulate such collaborations? What risks do companies and humanitarian agencies face, and how can they be mitigated?
Xavier Devictor, Adviser, Fragility, Conflict, and Violence, World Bank
Grant Gordon, Director of Innovation Strategy, International Rescue Committee
Ammar A. Malik, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Public Affairs Forums
6:00-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Description: The United States has long been viewed across the world as a land of opportunity for immigrants. Yet throughout our history and even today, some have expressed concern that immigrants fail to integrate into U.S. society and say they have lowered wages for those already working. How has immigration affected the country’s economy? How have immigrants integrated into U.S. society in the past, and is their integration different today? To find out, join us as Professor Ran Abramitzky of Stanford University discusses his research on the economics of immigration and explains the evidence on immigration’s impact on our society.
10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018
Kathryn A. Larin
Jessica A. Ramos
Pattiva M. Cathell, Ed.D
10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018
Overview: The purpose of this hearing is to hear from Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the Administration’s priorities for the Department of Homeland Security. We will look at ways to sustain and strengthen the government’s fundamental responsibility of protecting and securing our homeland while ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.
1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Asian International Migration Flows
The Kids Are All Right: The Impact of Parental Migration in the Philippines
Social Networks and Labor Market Outcomes Among Senegalese Migrants in Europe and Africa
How to Measure Social Structure With Sociodemographic Data to Study the Diffusion of Migration
Migration Policy and Enforcement in Local Context
Immigration to the United States and Canada’s Spatial Mismatch and Policy Impact
Will They Come Anyway? Effects of U.S. State Immigration Policies on International Student Enrollment, 2001–2015.
Who Signs up for E-Verify? Insights From DHS Enrollment Records
Local Immigration Enforcement Policies and Head Start Program Participation of Hispanic Families
Residential Attainment Across Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Family Forms
Mexican Immigrant Women’s Neighborhood Social Organization and Satisfaction by Legal Status and Contexts of Reception
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Rural-Urban Circularity in China: Analysis of Longitudinal Surveys in Anhui, 1980–2009
The Life Course, Social Roles, and Employment Landscapes: New Insights Into the Association Between Family Structure and Men’s Migration
The Impact of Solo Male Migrant on the Health of Left-Behind Wives in India
Gender, Household Socioeconomic Status, and the Returns From Internal Migration
Immigration and Religion
Immigration and Religion in America: Cohort and Period Effects
Dynamic Modes of Incorporation Through Immigrant Mobilization: Evidence From American Muslim Communities
Je Suis Charlie: A Study on the Effects of Terrorism on Attitudes Towards Muslims.
Religion, fertility, and immigration in France
Fertility Patterns and Sex Preferences for Children in ImmigrantNative Intermarriages in Sweden
Forced Migration and High-Income Receiving Societies
Health and Health Inequalities of Refugees in Germany: Is It All About Integration?
The Impact of Refugees on Natives’ Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Education
The Vulnerability of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Italy
Refugees Post-Resettlement: Comparing U.S. Mobility Patterns to Immigrants
Innovative Methods and Analytical Strategies in Migration Studies
Spatial Manifestations of the “Great American Migration Slowdown”: A Decomposition of Inter-county Migration Rates, 1990–2010
Does Relative Deprivation Induce Migration? Evidence From Sub Saharan Africa
The Form and Evolution of International Migration Networks, 1960–2015: Implications for the Globalization of Migration Thesis
New Approaches to Estimating Immigrant Documentation Status in Survey Data
Migration, Migrants, and Fertility
The Fertility of Child Migrants From Low-Fertility Origins: Does Social Support for Childbearing Have an Impact on Tempo and Quantum Differentials?
International Migration From Latin America and Family Formation: New Patterns
Polygyny, Migration, and Pregnancy in Rural Mozambique: A Longitudinal Analysis
Family Formation in a Context of Forced Migration: Marriage and Fertility Among Syrian Refugees and the Host Population in Jordan
Someone to Talk to: Immigrant–Native Differences in Emotional Support for Children
Family Structure and Health Outcomes Among Children of Immigrants
Inequality in Young Adulthood
Age at Arrival, Economic Assimilation, and the Occupational Workplace Sorting of Childhood Immigrants
Some New and Pressing Immigration Issues
Migration, Occupational Mobility, and Sense of Belonging in Multicultural Australia
Immigration Enforcement Awareness and Crime Reporting Among Latino Immigrants in Los Angeles
Vulnerability and Resilience in Population-
Crime, Victimization, and Intentions to Migrate in Central America and Mexico
Immigrant Health Differential in the Context of Racial and Ethnic Disparities: The Case of Diabetes
99-2 Health Disparities Among Documented and Undocumented U.S. Farm Workers Hamilton
Are Undocumented Immigrants More Likely to Die Unnaturally? An Analysis of 7.6 Million Death Records From California, 1980–2013
Disability Crossover: Is There a Hispanic Immigrant Health Advantage That Reverses From Working to Old Age?
Immigration and Administrative Data in Canada and the United States
Transition to Adulthood of Child and Youth Immigrants to Canada: Findings From the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB)
Immigrant Retention in New Brunswick, Canada: An Analysis using Administrative Medicare Registry Data
Internal Migration of Immigrants
Foreign-born and Native-born Migration in the U.S.: Evidence From IRS Administrative and Census Survey Records
Race/Ethnicity and Family
Parent-Child Monetary Exchanges in African American and Immigrant Families During the Transition to Adulthood
Friday, April 27, 2018
Immigrants’ Economic Assimilation: Evidence From Longitudinal Earnings Records
The Development of Immigrants’ Social Networks Over Time in the Host Country
Ethnic Homophily as a Boundary-Making Process: Are Friendship Ties Shaped by Ethnic Categories or Cultural Schemas Among Adolescent Natives and Immigrants?
Nonresident Fathers and Families
Father’s Migration and Cognitive Achievement Among Left-behind Children in India: A Gendered Story
Labor Market Integration of First and Second Generation Black Immigrants in Israel and the United States
Neighborhoods, Education and Socioeconomic Wellbeing
Help or Hindrance? Adolescent Ethnic Residential Networks and Educational Attainment Among Children in Immigrant Minorities
The Labor Market Dynamics of Mexicans in Mexico and the United States
Immigration Raids and Worker Productivity
Mexican Migration to the United States: Socioeconomic Success of Movers and Stayers
Transition to Adulthood
Growing up Faster? Examining Differences in the Transition to Adulthood at the Intersection of Race, Sex and Immigrant Status in the United States
New Destinations and the Early Childhood Education of MexicanOrigin Children
Immigration Context Moderates Ethnic Pairing: Representative Bureaucracy and the Salience of Hispanic Ethnic Identity
How Social Categories Shape Incentives for the Transmission of Cultural Practices in Migrant Families: Evidence From France
Risk and Protective Factors for Generational Refugee Children
Residential Inequality: Stability and Change
An Ecological Study of Immigrant Segregation in Established and New Destinations Metros Using Moran’s I and Lisa Cluster Designations
Indicators of Return Migration in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster: Evidence From Merapi, Indonesia
The Long-Term Consequences of Armed Conflict on Migration Rates
Immigrants and Gender
Gender Differences in Educational Adaptation of Immigrant-Origin Youth in the United States
Female Labor Force Participation in the United States: How Is Immigration Shaping Recent Trends?
Immigrant Women Labor Market Incorporation: A Double-Cohort Approach
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Community-Level Prejudice and Mortality Among Immigrant Groups
High Skilled Migration
The Contribution of Skilled Immigrants to U.S. Innovation in the Age of Mass Migration
International Student Migration Within the Postcensal Population Estimates
Immigrant STEM Workers in the Canadian Economy: Skill Utilization and Earnings
Innovative Data and Methods in Migration Studies
Combining Social Media Data and Traditional Surveys to Estimate and Predict Migration Stocks
The Opportunities and Challenges of Linked IRS Administrative and Census Survey Records in the Study of Migration
Race, Ethnicity and Immigrant Incorporation
The Spatial Context of Reception: Economic Integration and Poverty Among Hispanic Immigrants
Within-Group Differences in Settlement Patterns Between Ethnic Minorities and Majorities in Immigrant Populations: Evidence From the 1930 U.S. Census
Effects of School Composition on Achievement Growth in a New Immigrant Destination
All the Same? Essentialism and the Relative Importance of Population Heterogeneity for the Study of Immigrant Incorporation: The Example of Muslims in France
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Impacts of Education and Immigration on the Size and Skills of the Future Workforce
The Gender Dynamics of Climate-Migration in Indonesia
Climate Change and Migration: New Insights From a Dynamic Model
Anticipatory Behavior in Household Migration: Responses to Climate Shifts
Weathering the Storm: Social Inequality and Migration as Adaptation to Climate Variability in Rural Mexico
Migration and Health
The Impact of the Salmon Bias on the Migrant Mortality Advantage: New Evidence Using French Pension Data
Migration, Health, and Mortality in Rural Mozambique: A Longitudinal Analysis
Village Migration, Kinship Networks, and Subjective Well-being Among Adults Staying Behind in Rural China
Trajectories of Post-Disaster Recovery in Health Care for a Major Immigrant Enclave: Vietnamese Americans in Post-Katrina New Orleans
New Developments in Register-Based Demographic Research
Perpetuation of Gender Inequality: The Association Between OriginCountry Gender Norms and Female Disadvantage Among SecondGenerational Immigrants
Gendered Spousal Order of Migration and Hospitalization Among Immigrants to Denmark
Parental Migration and Adolescent’s Self-rated Health in Rural China: The Influence of Economic Returns, Migration Distance and Family Migration Strategies
Family Diversity and Child Well-being
The Diminishing Advantage of Skipped-Generation Households in a Migrant-Sending Context: Child Nutrition in Cambodia
Migration Policy, Enforcement, and Settlement
Analyzing Migration Restriction Regimes
Asylum Policies in the European Union: Migrants’ Dreams and National Realities
Exploring the Role of Legal Status on the Labor Market Outcomes of Childhood Arrivals in Los Angeles
Employment Status, Labor Market Outcomes, and Settlement Intentions of Migrants in China
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday April 27, 2018
Description: Climate change and natural disasters are fundamental drivers of migration and will grow in importance in the future. Through interdisciplinary panels and breakout sessions, the Conference on Cities, Climate and Migration, hosted by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility in collaboration with other departments at The New School, will address the challenges facing cities in the U.S., examine issues of social justice in planning responses, and explore the role of cities as actors on the national and global level.
Walter Kaelin: Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland and Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement
Kanta Kumari Rigaud: Lead Environmental Specialist, Climate Change Group, World Bank
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
William Solecki: Professor of Geography at Hunter College-City University of New York and Co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change
Cynthia Mellon: Policy Coordinator, Climate Justice Alliance and Co-Chair, City of Newark Environmental Commission; Steering Committee, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance
Walter Meyer: Professor, Parsons School of Design The New School and Co-founder, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design (LOLA)
Michael Cohen: Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Colleen Thouez: Division Director, Welcoming and Integrated Societies, Open Society Foundations (OSF).
1. Humanities Action Lab (HAL):
2. Feet in 2 Worlds, A project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School:
Carlos Vargas-Ramos: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Jennifer Bolstad: Professor, Parsons School of Design, The New School and Co-founder, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design (LOLA)
Catalina Jaramillo: Environmental Reporter at WHYY’s PlanPhilly
Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management, The New School
Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design, The New School
Monday-Wednesday, April 30-May 2, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
Jane Rhodes-Wolfe, GVP, Corporate Security, Charter Communications, USA
Effective border security extends far beyond considerations of ‘the wall’. People, processes, and technology must be optimally deployed between our ports, at our ports, on our rivers, lakes and oceans, and in the interior of the country. This session will discuss these challenges and our best responses through a panel of subject matter experts from the various domains.
The case for biometrics in Fintech
1) making payments seamless and convenient for users; and
Emerging innovations in strong multifactor authentication
Session Chairman’s Introduction
In this speech Dr Magdalena Krajewska will outline the comprehensive political history of national ID card proposals and developments in identity policing in the United States. She will focus on the period from 1915 to 2017, including the post-9/11 debates and policy decisions regarding the introduction of technologically-advanced identification documents. Putting the United States in comparative perspective and connecting the vital issues of immigration and homeland security, Dr Krajewska will show how national ID card proposals have been woven into political conflict across a variety of policy fields. Her findings contradict conventional wisdom, debunking two common myths: that Americans are opposed to national ID cards and that American policymakers never propose national ID cards. Her work draws on extensive archival research; high-level interviews with politicians, policymakers, and ID card technology experts in Washington, DC and London; and public opinion polls.
* The comprehensive history of national ID card proposals in the United States;
Getting onboard for enrollment
KBA is dead! Mobile with Biometrics is the last line of defense
Recent breaches have made it easy for bad actors to pose as real users and gain access to enterprise systems. Traditional registration systems have depended on what is known by the user such as SSN, previous addresses, employers etc. These mechanisms lead to bad new accounts or account takeover frauds on existing accounts. Enterprises must turn towards more real-time methods of identity proofing their new customers.
Mobile combined with biometrics offers a powerful combination to help address that. New customers are on-boarded with identity-proofed accounts leveraging government-issued IDs, facial match, and authoritative mobile data. The solution uses a whole host of technologies such as image recognition, OCR, 3D facial scanning, mobile network based phone validation and corroboration against authoritative mobile data to offer a fully validated identity for a new customer.
Leveraging these capabilities enterprises can not only prevent bad actors, but also offer a seamless onboarding experience for their new customers.
* Data breaches have significantly lowered the cost of procuring real identities for fraudsters;
Technical challenges and opportunities for mobile ID
SMILE proposes a novel mobility concept by designing, implementing and evaluating prototype management architecture in relevant environments (TRL6) , for the accurate verification, automated control, monitoring and optimization of people’ flows at land border infrastructures. It leverages the capabilities of smart mobile devices in biometric control for secure and trusted authentication, and elaborates on their exploitation as part of a multimodal biometric verification process that supplements/complements existing approaches. The SMILE ecosystem will target EU land borders, and the proposed technology and business framework developed in SMILE will be validated through pan-European demonstrations in three BCPs.
SMILE aims to:
To this end CNBP, HBP & RBP BCP partners will deploy and validate the proposed secure and reliable ecosystem in two use cases (Romania Bulgaria), in which the adaptation of SMILE framework to focused applications will be performed.
* General introduction to public-private partnership in H2020 Secure Societies EU Research Program;
To cope with the ever increasing number of passengers moving through airports, border crossing solutions that allow pre-registered travelers to walk through border crossing points are conceivable. For example, using Advanced Passenger Information Systems, facial biometrics can be captured ‘on the go’ and compared with pre-positioned templates stored in a pre-registered database. As the airport infrastructure would need to be designed to allow such passengers to move through the ‘fast-track’ lanes swiftly, efficient solutions are required to handle problematic situations such as false non-matches of biometric templates. One possibility is to use mobile devices, such as smartphones equipped with suitable Apps, to conduct a rapid and convenient secondary inspection.
This presentation will discuss a use case involving a border guard who uses a smartphone App that is not only capable of capturing a facial biometric of the traveler and matching this with a template stored on his passport, but also enabled to inspect and/or verify both the electronic data and the physical security features on the document.
* Walk-through borders – What do we do when something goes wrong?
In this presentation the challenges in moving ID verification from traditional methods using passport/ID scanners to a mobile platform will be discussed, and the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches will be considered. For the mobile platform, both client- and server-side ID validation methods will be considered and Regula’s experience in this relatively new emerging field will be shared.
* Challenges in moving from hardware-based to a mobile phone platform;
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Professor Turley’s address will focus on issues of identity, privacy, and anonymity under the US constitutional system. As a distinguished legal scholar, Professor Turley will mediate the increasingly acrimonious debate over privacy and technology with reasoned, fact-based arguments.
The 2017 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirms that travellers are ready to embrace biometrics in air travel. In this massive survey (IATA received over 10,000 responses from around the globe), 82% of travellers expressed a desire to use a digital passport on their smartphones for activities ranging from booking flights to passing through the airport. Among those respondents, ‘Biometric identification systems were the technology of choice with 64% favoring biometric identifiers as their preferred travel token.’ This session will examine key biometric pilot projects to ascertain how they are working and public reaction to the projects.
Mark Clifton, President & CEO Princeton Identity, USA
Development in Law enforcement:
The world is changing. In recent years United Nations statistics revealed that in excess of 232 million people now live outside of their country of origin; this equates to 3.2% of the global population. More people are on the move than at any time in human history and, due to this phenomenon, the business of public safety and state security is becoming more complex.
Although most people engaged in permanent or semi-permanent migration have genuine, innocent reasons for their transit, via both legal and illegal means, within any large demographic there invariably exists a criminal element; those who wish to abuse, exploit or otherwise do harm to those around them.
At the same time, international travel has never been easier, cheaper or faster, meaning that more people than ever also have the means to transit international boundaries rapidly. Collectively, this represents a complex set of challenges for defence, law enforcement and intelligence communities, to which integrated solutions across biometrics, identity assurance and operational training must be designed, developed and universally adopted.
* The challenges of locking-in criminal identity in a globalised world;
Imagine a world where traffic stops are safer for police officers, drivers, and passengers. Mobile driver’s license (mDL) technology offers a gateway to this world, where police officers can conduct traffic stops, identify drivers and passengers, and run warrant checks while both parties remain in their vehicles. With secure transmission and real-time license updates, officers know exactly who they are dealing with and drivers know they are being approached by a real police officer and not an imposter.
This presentation begins with a description of mDL and is followed by a discussion of the ways in which mobile technology can protect the police during encounters with the public. The presentation will include demonstrations of mDL fundamentals, including:
* Biometric enrollment, to link mDL with smartphone
In addition to the fundamentals of mDL, the speaker will address common concerns about mDLs, and discuss universal standards established by AAMVA and ISO to ensure that mDLs are interoperable from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The presentation will conclude with a look at mDL pilots and products, and a discussion of legislation related to the mDL.
* Hear how mobile technology provides law enforcement with the tools for accurately verifying the identity of citizens during a traffic stop, and for interacting safely with drivers and passengers;
This presentation will explain why the OSPT Alliance’s open, non-proprietary standard, CIPURSE, has been specified for a new card-based driving licence scheme in Brazil. Delegates will receive an insight into:
* How the project uses CIPURSE to protect a driver’s personal data – including a photograph and fingerprints – for ID verification;
Cybersecurity: using ID to address insider threats
Identity applications of machine learning and data analytics
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to go beyond the limitations of human intelligence and intuition to transform our approach fraud prevention and identity verification. The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to fraud prevention and identity verification, however, is poorly understood. Institutions and technology vendors are exploring the use of these analytical techniques using a variety of approaches and achieving a broad range of results.
This session will explore best practices and future trends for the application of AI and machine learning to fraud prevention and ID verification.
* What approaches, techniques and data elements have proven to provide the greatest level of insights in this space?
Demographic factors such as age, sex and ethnicity have long been known to impact biometric performance, but there have been few studies to properly understand the magnitude of these effects. Since 1995, the Government of Canada has used Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) to examine how government programs affect individuals with different sex, gender and other relevant demographic factors. This was not applied to biometric systems, until 2016, when a new commitment to GBA+ led to the development of a report entitled “Bias in Biometric systems” that used data from operational systems to examine this issue. The preliminary results were compelling enough that Canada has initiated a new ISO technical report 22116 “Identifying and mitigating the differential impact of demographic factors in biometric systems”. Other countries have begun to contribute additional data and it is now apparent that age, sex and ethnicity all have significant impact on biometric performance. Women and children frequently experience higher failure to enrol rates, failure to acquire rates and false non-match rates than others. Even more disturbing, facial recognition, which is now used extensively for border control, has a significant security vulnerability where individuals from certain demographic groups can experience very high false match rates.
* Demographic factors such as age, sex and ethnicity have a large impact on biometric performance;
Future Trust Project
Video Link Welcome
An introduction to FutureTrust and eIDAS
FutureTrust foundations and design
Trustless authentication | Trusted identity: Leveraging blockchain for a new approach to digital security
Convergence of mobile credentials and blockchain identity federation
Biometrics on the Edge: AI-powered solutions for the next generation of biometrics
Advanced mobile ID: Modernizing and personalizing the traveler experience
Implementing a derived credential on a personal mobile device can add a tremendous amount of value, utility and ROI for any official government ID, including passports and other travel documents. This includes being more readily usable for many use cases right away and affordably. To empower adoption and usage, an unparalleled investment in supporting both logical and physical access and IoT technologies, systems, ecosystems and standards in the commercial product and SDKs (i.e. pre-integrated / built-in), and a built-in full-featured analytics platform, means that states can more easily attract commercial partners and adopters, and quickly deliver value to their citizens and visitors. Supporting privacy-enhancing and self-service controls, real-time behavioral and risk-based analytics, contextual awareness, and least-friction personalized user experiences are all also critical for mobile ID adoption. Important mobile ID embedded technologies include secure Bluetooth and NFC communications (device-to-device, device-to-reader), as well as proximity to Bluetooth beacons, scanning of dynamic or static QR codes, push notifications, SMS messaging, multi-modal biometrics, PIN codes, in-app 2-way secure messaging, and the use of soft keys inside the app.
Independent evaluations of biometric technologies conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) continue to show dramatic improvements in the accuracy of face recognition on very challenging data. Additionally, face recognition technologies are increasingly being deployed in high-profile applications such as air passenger screening, mobile device security, and conducting financial transactions to name a few. This distinguished panel of experts will share insights on key enablers that will drive future gains and engage in spirited discussion on topic areas currently being debated in the public media regarding demographically induced variations in accuracy and the state of privacy.
Self-sovereign ID: use cases and perspectives
SecureKey is bringing together leading organizations to launch a new digital identity ecosystem that will allow consumers to prove they are who they say they are, online, in person, or over the phone. This is achieved by leveraging existing trusted digital credentials that users have with financial institutions, credit unions, telcos and other reliable sources. The ecosystem ensures privacy, security and trust by leveraging a distributed architecture, and ensuring consumers are always in control and authorizing requests to access their personal information. Blockchain technology plays an important role in all of this, as it makes identity verification more efficient, while also making sensitive information much more secure.
Through the launch of this digital identity ecosystem, SecureKey aims to ensure that identity verification continues developing into a strong and secure process, that the exchange of data is more efficient, and that the process of verifying that ‘you are you’ where you want, with whom you want and when you want, is made simple for both consumers and businesses.
* It’s time to put the consumer back in the middle of their own transactions;
In 2017, the Illinois Blockchain Initiative (IBI) launched a project to put birth certificates issued in that state onto the Sovrin distributed ledger. The act of moving so foundational an identity document onto a blockchain was the shot heard ‘round the identity world as it signaled a new age of self-sovereign identity. In his presentation, Drummond Reed, chief trust officer at Evernym (the firm that invented Sovrin) discusses the challenges and opportunities of taking on a project like digital birth certificates, how this technology can solve the internet’s great identity problem, and how true self-sovereignty demands that the identity ledger be completely independent.
* Distributed ledger technology is the missing link in providing the internet with a long-absent identity layer;
Check out your wallet, yes once again. Is it full of important plastic cards? Your precious personal information is probably written on them for all sort of different activities that you undertake. Your Driver’s License, your ID, is considered the most important one as it holds most of your personal information altogether and in clear text. Beside your driving ability verification, you use it to purchase age-restricted items such as alcohol, medication etc., to enter age-restricted areas, to identify yourself during a hotel check-in and more. However, do you really need to share all your personal information every time, in all these cases? Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to choose and to keep to the absolute minimum the amount of information shared for each and every identification process? You are ready to do that using mobile ID solutions. Smartphones have reached greater than 80% penetration in US market since 2016. You are invited to our presentation on ways to enable privacy protection and put an additional privacy protection net over our Driver’s License and Identification cards. Empower yourself to choose what you share!
* Mobile ID serves as a complementary and flexible alternative to the numerous identity cards one holds;
Future Trust Project – PART 2
International cross-border trust
Shonnie R. Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, USA
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Detecting fraudulent US driver’s licenses: An in-depth look into the construction of various counterfeit US driver’s licences
In a world where technology is constantly evolving, counterfeiters are exposed to the latest and greatest computers and equipment more than ever before. From advanced graphic software to sophisticated 3D printing hardware, technologies that were once reserved for high-end commercial industries and government applications can now be easily purchased in minutes on Amazon or eBay. It is estimated that there are more than 85 million individuals in the U.S. subscribed to an Amazon Prime membership. This estimate suggests that almost half of the households in the U.S. can purchase a computer or printer within seconds and receive that device in two days, free of charge, without ever leaving their homes.
How does rapidly changing technology and ease of access affect the work of the border inspector and forensic document examiner? This presentation will provide an overview of current driver’s license fraud trends in the United States. The authors aim to provide the attendees with a better understanding of the types of equipment innovative counterfeiters are using to simulate security features on driver’s licenses, and discuss ideas on how to improve and/or eliminate these issues. Various technologies will be discussed throughout the presentation, and the authors will illustrate the importance of inspectors and document examiners staying abreast of rapidly advancing technologies.
* Types of security features often counterfeited in U.S. driver’s licenses;
The digital ID challenge: biometrics as an answer
There is strong demand for mobile biometric authentication solutions that deliver the convenience of password-free login without compromising security. Device manufacturers are raising their game with biometric login, but relying on them risks leaving a large population of app users out in the cold, and restricts their options. This is why technologists are working hard to improve the usability and performance of biometric authentication that operates independently from the device.
This session will survey the field of methods to improve biometric authentication performance, with a wide variation of innovations in biometric capture, liveness detection, and matching using only the universal device sensors: camera, microphone, and touchscreen. It will investigate multimodal methods that improve performance and security without detracting from the user experience.
* A survey of the field of next-generation biometric authentication techniques;
Enterprises just don’t know which way to turn. On the one hand, they recognize the reliability and frictionless authentication benefits of biometrics. On the other hand, they hear that device-only biometrics is supposedly the only biometric architecture for application authentication, usually accompanied with a caution that ‘you can’t reset your fingerprint’. Device-only biometrics works fine for consumers, but enterprises often involve nomadic workforces – for example, retail operations, call centers, and healthcare. Device-only biometric solutions simply cannot meet these requirements. It’s time to take a rational look at the benefits and concerns about biometrics on servers, which have been successfully used for years.
In this session, an enterprise authentication security expert with 25 years of experience will discuss the use cases for server-based biometrics in enterprise, explaining why one size just doesn’t fit all when it comes to biometric authentication. Attendees will learn the scenarios that call for server biometric implementations, how to properly manage such systems, and lessons learned from deploying such systems at massive scale.
* One size does not fit all – enterprises need more than device-only biometric authentication when users move among machines;
It is well established that passwords are insecure and inconvenient. For years, biometrics have been touted as the solution… So why are passwords still around?
Are customers and businesses really resistant to biometrics? Or have they simply not seen enough value in them to entice them to take the plunge?
In this session, we will introduce the concept of networked biometrics, and the benefits this approach brings to both consumers and corporations.
Networked biometrics go beyond the device- or server-centric debate by creating a single, unifying ID that can be used across ecosystems and across digital and physical boundaries. This means businesses can unite their online and offline properties with a single ID and without the burden of managing biometrics themselves. Similarly, consumers can shed their wallets and passwords with a single ID unlocking access in all facets of their life.
Through companies like CLEAR, businesses are already beginning to leverage biometric networks today. In this presentation, we will discuss how they work (and how networked biometrics differ from traditional device- and server-centric biometrics), where they stand today and what the barriers may be to adoption in the future.
* Introduce the concept of networked biometrics and its advantages over isolated biometric IDs;
According to the World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2017-2040 by Airports Council International, world air traffic is growing at 4.9% per annum, and is expected to double by 2031. Current processes and infrastructure will not be able to sustain air travel viability with the projected increase in passenger numbers. Addressing the challenge in developed countries will require modernization in place, impacting all stakeholders. This session will focus on dealing with the difficult and disruptive challenges this entails, including public–private partnerships, stakeholder collaboration, and innovations in data sharing, process improvements, and technology upgrades to maintain the viability of air travel.
Arun Vemury, Director, Biometrics Technology Engine at U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USA
Identity for the digital age – how to meet all the requirements for seamless and efficient eID
All of me, privately
Opportunities to Improve Customer Authentication
“Mobile ID” vs “Mobile ID as a Service”
There is a growing need for the development of technical standards that bridge the gap between civil registration and identification systems for the developing world. This is due to growing concerns amongst governments around vendor lock-ins/proprietary technologies and the lack of standards for the CRVS components of identification systems. An SIA taskforce has been set up to resolve the issue.
* Mapping of existing technical standards against ID lifecycle and ID system’s bricks.
The first results will be presented at connect:ID 2018 conference.
The Philippines remains probably the only country in Southeast Asia without a national identification card. Thus, its current ePassport serves two purposes: as a travel document, and as a form of identification. Among the different photo ID cards in the Philippines, the ePassport is the most secure and most trusted. However, there have been steps to produce a national ID. Currently, there are various bills in both houses of Congress where legislation is being proposed for the national ID. In the meantime, there are also plans to produce additional identity cards that would serve the Philippine citizenry, for use domestically and also overseas. The main target of these new cards are citizens who will be working overseas – known as the Overseas Filipino Worker – and all those who will be travelling outside the Philippines. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs is taking the lead in creating one of these IDs. These are but some of the steps being undertaken to bridge the gap before the national ID is available, and created to provide an enhanced service to the Filipino people.
* The Philippines does not yet have a national ID;
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Description: James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), will be featured in an Immigration Newsmaker conversation hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live.
EOIR is part of the Department of Justice and home to the nation’s immigration courts. McHenry, a Justice Department veteran who was appointed permanent EOIR director in January, is the point man for the effort to restore timely and efficient adjudication of immigration cases in the face of a tremendous case backlog, which more than doubled from 2006 to 2015. The administration’s goal is to cut the pending caseload in half by 2020.
The conversation will be moderated by Andrew Arthur, a former immigration judge and current Resident Fellow in Law & Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies.
2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Description: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder meeting on May 1, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Eastern) to receive updates from the Asylum Division and engage with subject matter experts during a question-and-answer session.
To register, please follow these steps:
* Visit our registration page: https://public.govdelivery.
* Enter your email address and select “Submit”
* Select “Subscriber Preferences”
* Select the “Event Registration” tab
* Provide your full name and organization, if any
* Complete the questions and select “Submit”
If you wish to attend in person, please indicate so in your subscriber preferences when selecting your method of attendance. Please note that seating is limited, so we encourage you to register early. Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.
If you have any questions regarding the registration process, or if you have not received a confirmation email a week before the engagement date, please email us at the same address.
XCPD-702 – Human Trafficking
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, May 2-4, 2018
Course Description: The subject of human trafficking, or the use of force, fraud or coercion to transport persons across international borders or within countries to exploit them for labor or sex, has received renewed attention within the last two decades. In the United States, human trafficking became a focus of activities in the late 1990s and culminated in the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) signed into law on October 16, 2000. With the enactment of the TVPA, the United States took a lead in combating human trafficking, prosecuting traffickers, and protecting victims. In this course students will assess the different legal frameworks used to combat human trafficking around the world and analyze the different discourses used to discuss the trafficking phenomena. Students will also explore the characteristics and special needs of victims (adult and child victims, girls and boys, women and men), their life experiences, and their trafficking trajectories; discuss the modus operandi of traffickers and their networks; debate the effectiveness of governmental anti-trafficking policies and the efficacy of rescue and restore programs; and identify research gaps. The course places special emphasis on evidence-based research and strategies.
At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:
* Assess legal frameworks used to combat human trafficking around the world.
* Analyze the different discourses used to discuss the trafficking phenomena.
* Analyze the characteristics and special needs of victims.
* Discuss the modus operandi of traffickers and their networks.
* Debate the effectiveness of governmental anti-trafficking policies and the efficacy of rescue and restore programs.
* Identify research gaps.
Notes: This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking “Add to Cart.” Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.
Instructor: Elzbieta Gozdziak
Tuition: $995.00, 24 contract hours
MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum
5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018
Dr. Videgaray was born in Mexico City in 1968. He holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a PhD in Economics with a specialization in public finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He has more than 25 years of experience in public administration. The many positions he has held include: advisor to the Secretaries of Energy and Finance and Public Credit; Director of Public Finance at Protego, SA; Finance Secretary of the State of Mexico; and Federal Deputy in the 61st Legislature, where he served as Chairman of the Budget and Public Accounts Commission. He was campaign manager for the PRI presidential candidate and he led the presidential transition team.
In President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, he has served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (2012-2016) and as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, since January 4, 2017.
8:00-9:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 10, 2018
Description: Join us for a discussion on the future of immigration, featuring a screening of the “Rational Middle of Immigration”, the new series from the award-winning documentary production company known for creating cinematic and powerful films about important and controversial topics and presenting them using a balanced, fact-based approach.
Featuring a film screening of: The Rational Middle of Immigration, Episode 1
Theresa Cardinal Brown
3:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018
Description: Urban violence and corruption scandals involving major business companies and political parties, while widely reported, are only some of the complex challenges Brazil faces as it looks to a more prosperous future. Brazil has long been proud of its history of cordial relations with its neighbors. The openness of Brazil’s vast border—at over 10,000 miles long, the country has the third longest land border in the world—has resulted in a cultural melting pot and enriched the lives of millions.
However, this unprotected border, proximity to three of the top drug-producing countries in the world, and Brazil’s own troubles with corruption have left the government with a difficult task: curbing the steady flow of illicit trafficking of people, drugs, weapons, and commercial contraband.
Fronteira da Grandeza, a 70-minute documentary, provides a glimpse into the challenges Brazil confronts at the border and the implications for the country’s future, as seen through the eyes of those on the frontlines. Fronteira da Grandeza is part of a series called Beyond the Border, produced by Combat Films and Research, in cooperation with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University. The series currently comprises ten original films that look at interdisciplinary, international issues including the Korean reunification and national cultures, global supply chains, and the auto industry.
Co-sponsored by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
Sunday-Sunday, May 20-27, 2018
Description: The 2018 Immigration Law and Border Enforcement Program will be taught on campus at UC San Diego.
A first-of-its-kind opportunity, the program gives students of varying understanding levels the chance to see immigration law and border enforcement at work.
It includes lectures, practical training, court visits and a special border security training and tour with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Immigration Enforcement at the Border (3 credits)
Taught by Professor Kit Johnson.
This course analyzes the ways in which federal immigration officers enforce immigration laws at the border and the various legal, political, human and moral issues that they raise.
Through the study of these laws and relevant cases, the course considers how enforcement of immigration law at the border has led to significant tensions between immigration officers’ authority to guard the border on sovereignty and security grounds and the rights of individuals to, among other things, privacy and equal protection under the law.
Theme: Strengthening Our Economy & Settlement Program
Wednesday-Thursday, May 30-31 2018
The Canadian Immigration Summit is where stakeholders from across the country convene to discuss innovative, practical, and actionable solutions to strengthen Canada’s immigration system.
The 2018 Summit is focusing on two major, related themes:
* Growing Canada’s economy
* Strengthening Canada’s settlement program
Due to its aging population and low birth rate, Canada is increasingly relying upon immigrants to spur economic growth. But a key question is: How can Canada better harness the skills of its newcomers to enhance immigration’s economic benefits? The answer largely depends on maintaining a strong settlement program that equips newcomers with the tools that they need to thrive in Canada’s economy and society.
Issues to be tackled at the Summit include:
* Federal growth agenda: What steps can Ottawa take to spur innovation, entrepreneurship, investments, international trade, and inclusive growth through immigration?
* Business community: How can we strengthen their role in the immigration system?
* Meeting Canada’s labour market needs: How can we better ensure the regionalization of immigration and that newcomers address labour market needs in key sectors?
* Provincial Nominee Program at 20: Where do we go from here?
* Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program at 40: What lessons have we learned?
* Settlement program: How can we improve service delivery, including language training, foreign qualification recognition, stakeholder collaboration, supports for temporary residents, funding models, and measuring outcomes?
* Geopolitics: How are global events impacting Canada and how is Canada impacting the world?
This article is republished with permission from our friends at the Center for Immigration Studies.
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