Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator
Technology (US-VISIT) program, the Department of Homeland
Security's automated entry/exit system, went into effect on January
5th of this year. Its goal is to enhance the security of U.S.
citizens and visitors, facilitate legitimate travel, ensure the
integrity of the immigration system, and safeguard the privacy of
Many questions remain with regard to the implementation of
US-VISIT. When will US-VISIT be implemented at the land borders?
Has the exit aspect of US-VISIT been implemented? What safeguards
are in place to ensure the privacy of travelers?
As Director of the US-VISIT program, James Williams has
spearheaded the effort in the development and implementation of
this program. Prior to his position at DHS, Director Williams was
Deputy Associate Commissioner for Program Management for the
Internal Revenue Service's business systems modernization program.
Please join us as Director Williams addresses the timely issue of
the US-VISIT program and other aspects of homeland security.
More About the Speakers
Border and Transportation Security Directorate,
Department of Homeland Security