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Alien Registration: Usefulness of a Nonimmigrant Alien Annual Address Reporting Requirement Is Questionable
GAO-05-204: Published: Jan 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2005.
Since 1940, Congress has provided a statutory framework that requires aliens entering or residing in the United States to provide address information. By 1981, aliens who remain in the United States for 30 days or more were required to initially register and report their address information and then to report their change of address only if they move. In the months immediately following the terror...
Cigarette Smuggling: Federal Law Enforcement Efforts and Seizures Increasing
GAO-04-641: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2004.
Illegal trafficking in cigarettes can generate enormous profits and is purportedly a multibillion dollar a year enterprise. As cigarette taxes increase, so do the incentives for criminal organizations to smuggle cigarettes into the United States. Cigarette smuggling results in lost tax revenues, undermines government health policy objectives, can attract sophisticated and organized criminal groups...
Immigration Application Fees: Current Fees Are Not Sufficient to Fund U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Operations
GAO-04-309R: Published: Jan 5, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2004.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA) established the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CIS is responsible for several functions transferred from the former Immigration Services Division of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) under the Department of Justice. CIS's functions include adjudicating and processing appli...
Homeland Security: Justice Department's Project to Interview Aliens after September 11, 2001
GAO-03-459: Published: Apr 11, 2003. Publicly Released: May 9, 2003.
As one response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated a project to interview aliens whose characteristics were similar to those responsible for the attacks. The purpose was to determine what knowledge the aliens might have of terrorists and terrorist activities. GAO was asked to (1) determine the criteria DOJ used in compiling the list of aliens to be qu...
Information Technology: Justice Plans to Improve Oversight of Agency Projects
GAO-03-135: Published: Nov 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 2002.
To help carry out its mission to protect the public from criminal activity, the Department of Justice invests about $2 billion annually in information technology (IT). In particular, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a Justice agency, invested about $459 million in IT in fiscal year 2002. GAO was asked to determine, for key INS IT system investments, whether Justice's oversight has...
Homeland Security: INS Cannot Locate Many Aliens Because It Lacks Reliable Address Information
GAO-03-188: Published: Nov 21, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2002.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal government's need to locate aliens in the United States was considerably heightened. Without reliable alien address information, the government is impeded in its ability to find aliens who represent a national security threat or who could help with the nation's anti-terrorism efforts. Requesters from both the Senate and House asked...
Customs and INS: Random Inspection Programs Can Be Strengthened
GAO-02-215R: Published: Dec 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
This report reviews the U.S. Customs Service's Compliance Measurement Examination (COMPEX) and Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) Inspections Traveler Examination (INTEX). These programs, which help Customs and INS assess the nature and extent of enforcement risks at ports of entry, compare violations found during targeted inspections with violations found during random inspections. GA...
Department of Justice: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-729: Published: Jul 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Justice's fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and assesses Justice's progress in achieving selected key outcomes that were identified as important mission areas. Justice's overall progress toward achieving the key outcomes was difficult to ascertain because gen...
Effective System of Justice, Strategic Objective Plan, Strategic Plan, 2000-2005
A82917: Mar 29, 2001
Spending on law enforcement issues continues to grow at the federal, state, and local levels. Federal spending was about $25 billion in fiscal year 1999, up from $10 billion just a decade ago. Most of the increase in spending has been to accommodate a shift in focus at the federal level from helping local governments control crime to emphasizing more distinct federal responsibilities, such as cont...
Information Technology: INS Needs to Strengthen Its Investment Management Capability
GAO-01-146: Published: Dec 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 2000.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) invests hundreds of millions of dollars each year in information technology (IT) to help (1) prevent aliens from entering the United States illegally and remove aliens who succeed in doing so and (2) provide services or benefits to facilitate entry, residence, employment, and naturalization to legal immigrants. The Clinger-Cohen Act requires agency...