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The threat level in the airline sector is High or Orange. Read more.
October 23, 2008 - Secretary Chertoff announced the issuance of the No-Match Supplemental Final Rule, which provides guidance to help businesses comply with legal requirements intended to reduce illegal employment of unauthorized workers, in his quarterly State of the Border address.
The Secretary also outlined comprehensive efforts to secure the border, enforce national immigration laws, improve temporary worker programs, and legal migration. He noted: "We developed a comprehensive multi-year strategy for dealing with the issue of illegal migration, we have implemented that strategy, and today we are seeing positive results of our actions." Read more
October 22, 2008 – The Secure Flight Final Rule shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to the Transportation Security Administration and carries out a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission. This will help TSA better remedy misidentifications resulting from similar names to those found on a watch list. Read more
October 21, 2008 – Secretary Chertoff explained how to cost-effectively manage, not eliminate, risk in a free society, since "we know we can't prevent all calamities and all manmade and natural acts." He emphasized, "Responding to disasters after they occur is not risk management. That's suffering the consequences of unmanaged risks." Read more