It is worth noting that DHS plays a major role in the maintenance of Air travels for immigrants. This process is ensured through the U.S Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) arm within the Border & Transportation Security branch of DHS. The ICE ensures that all laws regarding immigration and border transaction are ensured.
These laws include Federal Immigration laws, laws regarding air security, and Custom laws. With effective laws enforcement systems at the airports and land borders it is easy to detect terrorists attacks, cyber crime illegal immigrants, smugglers and control proliferation of weapons and arms. The department evacuates illegal immigrants within the shortest possible time after getting hold of them, (Ronckowski, 2004).
In addition to that, the Air and Marine Operations’ office deals with control of sea and air terrorism and smuggling crimes. My opinion on who should maintain airport radar system and ensuring its functionalism is the Department of Homeland Security through it various security agencies. This is because the DHS is responsible for flight security control; it should have an effective system of ensuring that the radars are in good condition throughout.
There is effective communication systems set between the U.S. and its neighbors through which aliens are detected and evacuated. The visa and passport regulatory strategies are good communication methods through which illegal immigrants are detected. Whenever an illegal immigrant is detected there names are posted on the public security systems for the different countries through highly developed language translation system to ensure that they are returned to their country immediately. Each nation has its own way of deterring illegal immigrants.
Nations can communicate with each other over any anomalies through the defense/national security bodies, as directed by international laws. In other wards, the detection of smugglers and illegal tunnels between two countries is achieved through the authorities of the different countries who communicate to neighboring border security guards, (Hulnick, S.A. 2004).
For example, Mexico and U.S border is guarded by a strong guarding security system of security officer who use well established infrastructure and detective equipment to screen illegal immigrants across the border. The SBINet (Security Border Initiative) is responsible for deterring illegal immigrants between the border, taking approximately twelve seconds in detecting illicit operations at the border through UAS (unmanned aerial systems).
According to the security set up of the United States of America, the FAA is responsible for the maintenance and replacement of broken radars. While the DOD is responsible for the detection of air travels which includes having full information of all who fly in and out of the country. Unfortunately, the DOD can not force the FAA to replace any of the impaired radars yet misinformation could result from the poorly managed radars. It is therefore advisable that the DOD and the FAA designs an effective interdepartmental linkage system that will be managed by the DOD to ensure that all the radars are in order throughout. This will ensure that flight security is instituted.
It is not very clear as to who pays for the maintenance of the joint effort security initiative. Decision making within this system is also unclearly define but it is thought to be security officials of the Border countries.
In conclusion, the Department of Homeland Security is bestowed with large degree of security provision to the U.S. border transactions.
Ronckowski R.M. (2004). Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations. U.S.: CRC Press.
Hulnick, S.A. (2004). Keeping U.S. Safe: Secret Intelligence and Homeland Security. California: Praeger.
Larson V.E. & Peters E.J. (2001). Preparing the U.S. Army for Homeland Security: Concepts, Issues, and Options. CA: Rand.