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Federal Facility Security: Additional Actions Needed to Help Agencies Comply with Risk Assessment Methodology Standards
GAO-14-86: Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2014.
Three of the nine selected agencies' risk assessment methodologies that GAO reviewed—the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of State (State)—fully align with the Interagency Security Committee's (ISC) risk assessment standards, but six do not—the Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Federal Protective Serv...
Foreign Workers: Information on Selected Countries' Experiences
GAO-06-1055: Published: Sep 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2006.
The opportunity for employment is an important magnet attracting immigrants, including unauthorized immigrants, to countries. The policies and practices used by other countries to manage foreign workers, including actions to limit illegal immigration and to reduce the employment of unauthorized foreign workers, have been shaped by country-specific economic, demographic, and political factors. Immi...
Information Concerning Tax-Motivated Expatriation
GGD-00-110R: Published: May 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on tax-motivated expatriation, focusing on: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) procedures relevant to the enforcement of tax-motivated expatriate rules related to income, estate, and gift taxes; (2) IRS' procedures for using the private letter ruling process; and (3) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and Department of Sta...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Justice
OCG-99-10: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Justice.GAO noted that: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) persistent management challenges have resulted in recommendations to restructure the agency so that enforcement of immigration laws and delivery of immigration serv...
Cuba: U.S. Response to the 1994 Cuban Migration Crisis
NSIAD-95-211: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. government's actions to address the 1994 Cuban migration crisis, focusing on: (1) how U.S. policy has toward those seeking to leave Cuba has changed since that time; (2) the agencies involved with and costs to the government associated with the exodus of Cubans; (3) the capabilities of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana to process applic...
INS User Fees: INS Working to Improve Management of User Fee Accounts
GGD-94-101: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) two major user fee accounts, focusing on: (1) the method INS used to establish its fees; (2) whether INS fees reflected actual service costs; (3) whether account expenditures were consistent with the purposes of the accounts; and (4) whether INS allocated its staff in proportion to i...
Computer Systems: Actions on OMB Recommendations for a Joint Lookout System
IMTEC-90-10: Published: Dec 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ), Department of the Treasury's, and the Department of State's implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) recommendations concerning the joint development and operation of a single interagency automated system for law enforcement and case management activities at the U.S. border.GAO...
Asylum: Uniform Application of Standards Uncertain--Few Denied Applicants Deported
GGD-87-33BR: Published: Jan 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice and the Department of State practices and procedures in judging applications for asylum in the United States, specifically from Central America.GAO noted that the asylum application approval rates for the four countries it reviewed ranged from 2 and 7 percent for El Salvador and Nicaragua to 49 and 66 percent for Poland...
Investigation of Alleged Nazi War Criminals Residing in the United States by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice
103166: Aug 3, 1977
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) investigations of alleged Nazi war criminals were generally perfunctory prior to 1973. Since then, INS has given greater emphasis and priority to these cases. Investigation of INS progress in investigating alleged Nazi war criminals in the United States has been severely hampered by problems in getting access to needed records from the Department of Jus...