Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS)
Africa

South Africa’s ABIS biometric system launches

On 16 May, South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba launched the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS). The new identification system provides the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) with a single view of citizens […]

Guo Shengkun, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee
Asia

China establishes new State Immigration Administration

China’s new state immigration administration and exit-entry administration, attached to the Ministry of Public Security, formally started operations on April 2nd. Pooling resources “The founding of the state immigration administration is aimed at enhancing the […]

Secretaries meet
Americas

DHS Sec Nielsen meets with Home Sec Javid

On May 29, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid in Washington, D.C. Secretary Nielsen and Home Secretary Javid discussed U.S. and UK counterterrorism cooperation, including enhancing […]

ABF Commissioner
Border Leaders

New Australian Border Force Commissioner sworn in

Michael Outram APM has been sworn in as the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner by The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, at a ceremony in Canberra […]

Home Office staffing changes
Border Leaders

UK Home Office announces senior staffing changes

The Permanent Secretary at the UK Home Office announced on 24 May a number of changes in senior staffing. New faces Among the staffing changes, Second Permanent Secretary, Patsy Wilkinson, has decided to take on […]

Security upped, funding upped.
Border Security

Australian government pledges $293.6m for airport security

The Australian Government will strengthen security at airports, international mail centres and air cargo facilities over four years as part of a comprehensive $293.6 million package of new initiatives announced in its 2018-19 annual Budget. Upped […]