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Policing the CaribbeanTransnational Security Cooperation in Practice$
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Ben Bowling

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199577699

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577699.001.0001

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Border Protection: Customs, Immigration, and Airport Security

Border Protection: Customs, Immigration, and Airport Security

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Policing the Caribbean

Ben Bowling

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how the Caribbean region's immigration and exportation customs have changed over the course of time. At first, the history of the Caribbean's trade and commerce and how the region's settlers have engaged in such activities is discussed. This chapter also reviews the course of immigration over the last few years. This part of the chapter also tackles changes in immigration policy among the Caribbean states. Certain security measures regarding the immigration of people is given emphasis. In relation to the immigration issue, security measures have also been proposed for the Caribbean airports. This chapter provides further information regarding collaborations between the Caribbean region and North Atlantic states which aim to enhance security in these areas. The functions of specific agencies such as customs offices and overseas liaison offices are also reviewed. The measures and strategies that the authorities have formulated are also tackled in this chapter.

Keywords:   trade, immigration, commerce, immigration policy, customs

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