Impact Of The 9 / 11 Attacks Essay

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The impact of the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, is still being felt to this day. Industries have changed policies, the government formed new agencies and the hearts and minds of Americans have been changed.
Shortly after the attacks, the federal government created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and, on NOV 19, 2001, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. That agency and that law are the reason you need to show up at the airport a few hours before your flight, take your shoes off as you pass security and can’t bring liquids on the plane. Airplane security also changed after 9/11, with the federal aviation administration establishing policies to prevent the takeover of planes. Cockpits are now locked and only the pilot, from inside the cockpit, can unlock the doors. However, that has brought its own challenges, as evidence by the German wings crash.
About a year after 9/11, U.S. immigration policy changed drastically with the Homeland Security Act and the Enhanced Boarder Security and Visa Entry Reform Act in 2002, according to the American Bar Association. Visas became harder to come by for tourists, students and foreign nationals and those who were admitted into the country were subject to further scrutiny as fingerprints and other biometric data was collected. The Department of Homeland Security, formed Nov. 25, 2002 and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formed in 2003, are tasked with the…

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