Managing the people who come into a country can be a tough assignment for government bodies tasked with immigration control and management.
Therefore, artificial intelligence (AI) can be put to good use to assist officials with the same. The amalgamation of AI and migration control protocols can be useful for governments everywhere to keep tabs on immigration.
Immigration management is more challenging for governments around the world than most people believe. There are several thousand who migrate from one country to another to settle there, for employment or other purposes. Therefore, governments must employ a data-centric approach to regulate the immigration of foreigners into their land. The positive impacts of immigration are workers and individuals who integrate seamlessly in a foreign country and add value to its social, economic, and cultural aspects. If handled competently, immigration control and management could lead to enhanced entrepreneurship, innovation, labor force growth, and greater cultural diversity in a country. On the other hand, poorly handled immigration can have disastrous effects on different facets of a country.
Due to these reasons, the involvement of AI in immigration control and management makes sense for countries. AI already has several incredible applications, and immigration management will be boosted by the technology’s dynamic capabilities. Here are a few ways in which AI can improve immigration control and management:
1. Faster Assessment of Immigration Application Forms
Designated immigration offices and embassies in big, developed nations are generally inundated with thousands upon thousands of applications from individuals wanting to enter and settle into the country. To streamline the application assessment process, AI-powered systems can be used to make the officials' jobs easier and allow them to focus on less repetitive immigration-related tasks. Such systems will then evaluate the application forms submitted to immigration agencies.
Specially developed "AI modules" built for the purpose can be integrated with tools such as Applicant Form Processing Systems (AFPSs). Such systems are generally used for advanced workflow and document management in immigration offices. An AI-enabled system carries out pre-defined rule-based application evaluation, data mining, schema-based suggestions, case-based monitoring and other tasks. Quite simply, AI streamlines a long and tedious process to carry out the task of application form evaluation accurately and legally. As a result, the turnaround time can be shortened, and millions of immigrants will have their applications processed in a prompter manner. Thus, the amalgamation of AI and migration management is useful to save time and resources.
2. Better Control and Management of ‘Pre-Removal Risks’
As we know, Canada intakes a massive number of immigrants every year. Canada is also one of the many countries in which AI has been extensively introduced into the process of immigration control and management. AI allows immigration officers to carry out a last-gasp assessment known as the ‘pre-removal risk assessment.’ This assessment is used to find out whether individuals who are about to be removed from Canada are in danger of suffering torture, deadly violence or other forms of hardships once they are asked to leave the country. AI systems can be used to run background checks and find other details to verify and validate the same. Based on the findings of AI, immigration officers will take further decisions, keeping humanitarian and compassion-related aspects in mind.
Artificial Intelligence Can Take Immigration to the Next Level
Despite artificial intelligence and immigration being seemingly unrelated to each other, they still complement one another perfectly. AI’s astounding data processing and forecasting capabilities can help improve immigration control and other related processes like a glove.