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Visa Issuance: Observations on the Issuance of Visas for Religious Workers
T-NSIAD-00-207: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the issuance of visas for religious workers entering the United States, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of any fraud the Department of State and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) have identified in the religious worker visa program; and (2) any steps these two agencies have taken or plan to take to change the visa screening p...
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...
Human Capital: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Training at Selected Agencies
T-GGD-00-131: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
GAO discussed efforts to improve federal agencies' human capital management, focusing on: (1) how high-performing organizations approach the design and implementation of their training and development programs; and (2) the design, implementation, and evaluation of training and development programs at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)...
Inter-American Foundation: Allegations of Improper Contracting and Personnel Actions at the Foundation
OSI-99-11R: Published: May 20, 1999. Publicly Released: May 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the allegations that Adolfo Franco, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), violated contracting regulations and personnel policies in his attempts to hire Carlos Urquidi for the auditor position at IAF, focusing on if IAF violated: (1) Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) in procuring the services of...
Visa Issuance: Issues Concerning the Religious Worker Visa Program
NSIAD-99-67: Published: Mar 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent and nature of any fraud the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Department of State have identified in the religious worker visa program; and (2) any steps INS and State have taken or plan to take to change the visa screening process.GAO noted that: (1) although INS and State have identified some prog...
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...
Illegal Immigration: Southwest Border Strategy Results Inconclusive; More Evaluation Needed
GGD-98-21: Published: Dec 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Attorney General's strategy to deter illegal entry into the United States along the southwest border, focusing on: (1) what the strategy calls for; (2) actions taken to implement the strategy along the southwest border; (3) whether available data confirm the strategy's hypotheses, with respect to expected initial results from the strategy's i...
Vietnamese Asylum Seekers: Refugee Screening Procedures Under the Comprehensive Plan of Action
NSIAD-97-12: Published: Oct 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA) for the resettlement of asylum seekers from Vietnam and southeast Asia, focusing on: (1) whether Hong Kong and Indonesia implemented CPA refugee status determination procedures in accordance with international standards and criteria; (2) alleged corruption in the program; (3) whether asyl...
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...