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Welfare Reform: Many States Continue Some Federal or State Benefits for Immigrants
HEHS-98-132: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the impact its restrictions would have on immigrant children and their families, focusing on: (1) the options states chose regarding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid benefits for immigrants and state-funded assistance available to...
Community Development: Changes in Nebraska's and Iowa's Counties With Large Meatpacking Plant Workforces
RCED-98-62: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the population changes that have occurred in communities in Nebraska and Iowa with large meatpacking workforces; (2) the changes that have occurred in school enrollments, health care costs, economic conditions, and crime rates; (3) whether the housing conditions of plant workers and their families; and (4) if there is evidence that meatpacking...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-99
IAP-98-3: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) efficiency and effectiveness of the federal courts and corrections systems, given the increasing demands placed on them and current budgetary constraints; (2) Immigration and Naturalization Service's ability to effectively and efficiently enforce immigration laws and enhance...
Illegal Aliens: Extent of Welfare Benefits Received on Behalf of U.S. Citizen Children
HEHS-98-30: Published: Nov 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO provided information on the extent to which means-tested public benefits are provided to illegal aliens for the use of eligible individuals, focusing on: (1) the extent and the locations that selected federal means-tested benefits are being provided to illegal aliens for use by their U.S. citizen children; and (2) the nature and extent of fraud or misrepresen...
Higher Education: Verification Helps Prevent Student Aid Payments to Ineligible Noncitizens
HEHS-97-153: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which illegal aliens are receiving postsecondary federal student financial assistance, focusing on: (1) the processes that ensure that ineligible noncitizens do not receive federal financial aid under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965; (2) how many potentially ineligible noncitizen applicants were identified through these...
INS Management: Follow-up on Selected Problems
GGD-97-132: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) progress in addressing long-standing management problems, focusing on whether INS had: (1) developed goals and priorities to guide planning and resource allocation; (2) revised its organizational structure; (3) improved internal communications and updated its field and administrative manuals; (4) improved the process of allocating bud...
Criminal Aliens: INS' Efforts To Identify and Remove Imprisoned Aliens Need To Be Improved
T-GGD-97-154: Published: Jul 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
GAO discussed the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP), focusing on: (1) the extent to which deportable criminal aliens were included in the IHP; (2) the extent to which the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) completed deportation hearings for deportable aliens during their time in prison or after their release; and (3) INS' efforts to enhance IHP.GAO noted that: (1) the IHP is the Depart...
INS Criminal Record Verification: Information on Process for Citizenship Applicants
GGD-97-118R: Published: Jun 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions from Senator Spencer Abraham and Senator Kennedy regarding the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) responses to the recommendations GAO made in its 1994 report, and provided GAO's views on Senator Kennedy's proposals to INS to improve the naturalization program.GAO noted that: (1) after providing INS with a copy of its draf...
Alien Applications: Processing Differences Exist Among INS Field Units
GGD-97-47: Published: May 20, 1997. Publicly Released: May 20, 1997.
GAO reviewed whether significant differences in production rates and processing times existed among Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) field units in alien application processing, focusing on what factors INS officials believe could have caused the differences. GAO did not attempt to do the more detailed analyses that would be necessary to determine actual causes.GAO noted that: (1) its...
Naturalization of Aliens: INS Internal Controls
T-GGD-97-98: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) process for naturalizing aliens, including its fingerprinting procedures.GAO noted that: (1) aliens who apply to the INS to become naturalized citizens have to meet certain requirements, such as being of good moral character (e.g., not being convicted of certain felonies); (2) to determine whether aliens applying for citizenship have...