Brain Fingerprinting - Border Security and Migrant Crisis in Europe


SITUATION

Vast numbers of migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people reports BBC. Europe is struggling to manage its worst refugee emergency since World War II. More than 500,000 people have crossed to Europe by sea and land so far this year. Many of those making the arduous journey are fleeing the civil war in Syria, now in its fifth year. To make the matters worse the militant terrorist group claims Islamic State reveals it has smuggled THOUSANDS of extremists into Europe. The Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen had been smuggled into western nations – hidden amongst innocent refugees. Thus the current migrant crisis has made the world a much more dangerous place. The influx of tens of thousands of migrants, including an untold number of terrorists, has highlighted a critical lack in past counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and law enforcement capabilities: Authorities have been unable to distinguish between terrorists and innocents until it is too late and the terrorists have carried out their attacks.

CHALLENGE

One major security threat that has emerged from the migrant crisis is the possible entry of terrorists. The current UNHCR screening process on Syrian migrants that uses biometric data, visa application reviews, biographical information, and interview processes has its limitations. FBI Director James Comey has called out serious “gaps” in the U.S vetting process. Experts say U.S intelligence in Syria isn’t very good, because the U.S lacks presence in war-torn Syria. There is no way to compile a thorough watch list of possible terrorists from Syria against which refugees can be checked, due to the simple fact that there is no intelligence. The risks involved in deploying military troops in the conflict-ridden region is imbalanced with the benefit of what little intelligence can be gathered.

WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING

Brain Fingerprinting addresses this fundamental lack by conducting special screening tests on migrants to see whether any migrant has been radicalized. Brain Fingerprinting can accurately and scientifically detect whether specific information related to terrorists such as firearms and IED bomb-making skills, terrorist affiliations, participation in terrorists’ acts, insider information to terrorist plans, and terrorist-related training are to the migrant’s knowledge. If all of this information were stored in their laptop computers, distinguishing terrorists from innocents would be easy. Authorities could simply scan the suspected terrorists’ hard drives, detect the incriminating information, and know what the terrorists already know: who they are, what they have done, and what they have planned. Terrorists do not, however, generally make the mistake of storing this information on their computers or writing it down where it can be detected. This information is stored in their brains, where authorities have been unable to detect it using the present systems.

Most importantly, Brain Fingerprinting does not require intelligence on that specific person’s biographical information or past history, because it can reveal whether the person may be concealing specific incriminating information related to terrorist activities. Brain Fingerprinting specific screening tests safely and non-invasively analyzes brain responses of the person to identify whether a person is a possible terrorist.

This technology has been tested by the FBI, where they successfully issued specific screening tests to agents to identify whether or not he/she was indeed an FBI agent. Brain Fingerprinting is the right mechanism and tool to screen migrants entering countries. It elevates the quality of security in areas such as protecting classified information and evaluating immigrant visa applications. It can validate speculations without requiring a full profile of intelligence on a specific person. In effect, the technology eliminates the time and resources spent now in the highly expensive vetting process.

At present, U.S administration officials are briefing governors and members of Congress about the vetting process, while lawmakers may try to pass legislation calling on the administration to suspend its refugee resettlement efforts. E.U members alike, are threatening to abolish the free passport and visa travel throughout the Schengen region in light of the recent Paris attacks, a policy that is paramount to the E.U identity and economy. Governments are struggling with these problems because current screening processes are unable to gather proper intelligence. Brain Fingerprinting is a powerful, accurate tool that can non-invasively screen individuals, while protecting Department of Homeland Security personnel and the individuals in question. Brain Fingerprinting dramatically transforms the question of whether to accept Syrian migrants to, “How many Syrian refugees can our country accommodate?”

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