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Immigration Enforcement: Better Data and Controls Are Needed to Assure Consistency with the Supreme Court Decision on Long-Term Alien Detention
GAO-04-434: Published: May 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2004.
The U.S. Supreme Court's June 2001 ruling, Zadvydas v. Davis, held that indefinite detention of certain removable aliens was unlawful if their removal was not likely in the reasonably foreseeable future, even if they were deemed to be a threat to the community or a flight risk. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducts post order custody reviews of removable aliens to determine if co...
Overstay Tracking: A Key Component of Homeland Security and a Layered Defense
GAO-04-82: Published: May 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2004.
Each year, millions of visitors, foreign students, and immigrants come to the United States. Foreign visitors may enter on a legal temporary basis--that is, with an authorized period of admission that expires on a specific date--either (1) with temporary visas (generally for tourism, business, or work) or, in some cases, (2) as tourists or business visitors who are allowed to enter without visas....
Investigating Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing: Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Face Continuing Coordination Challenges
GAO-04-710T: Published: May 11, 2004. Publicly Released: May 11, 2004.
Money laundering provides the fuel for terrorists, drug dealers, arms traffickers, and other criminals to operate and expand their activities. GAO focused on two issues. The first is whether the nation's annual National Money Laundering Strategy has served as a useful mechanism for guiding federal law enforcement efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Unless reauthorized by th...
Budget Issues: Reprogramming of Federal Air Marshal Service Funds in Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-04-577R: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2004.
On May 15, 2003, and again on July 25, 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, Subcommittees on Homeland Security, of its intention to reprogram a large amount of funds appropriated to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for fiscal year 2003. In an August 2003 letter, Congress requested that we review the key events l...
Aviation Security: Improvement still Needed in Federal Aviation Security Efforts
GAO-04-592T: Published: Mar 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2004.
The security of the nation's commercial aviation system has been a long-standing concern. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Congress enacted numerous aviation security improvements designed to strengthen aviation security, including the development of a passenger prescreening system and the federalization of airport screeners. Despite these changes, challenges continue to face the Depart...
Federal Law Enforcement: Information on Use of Investigation and Arrest Statistics
GAO-04-411: Published: Mar 19, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2004.
The 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (P.L. 107-273) requires GAO to report on how investigation and arrest statistics are reported and used by federal law enforcement agencies. This report provides information on (1) the guidance and procedures followed by federal law enforcement agencies regarding counting investigations and arrests, (2) how investigation and ar...
Combating Terrorism: Federal Agencies Face Continuing Challenges in Addressing Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering
GAO-04-501T: Published: Mar 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2004.
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks highlighted the importance of data collection, information sharing, and coordination within the U.S. government. Such efforts are important whether focused on terrorism or as an integral part of a broader strategy for combating money laundering. In this testimony, GAO addresses (1) the challenges the U.S. government faces in deterring terrorists' use of al...
Investigations of Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering, and Other Financial Crimes
GAO-04-464R: Published: Feb 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2004.
After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, federal efforts to wage a seamless, coordinated campaign against sources of terrorist financing became critically important. In May 2003, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security signed a Memorandum of Agreement (Agreement) concerning terrorist financing investigations, which contained a number of provisions designed to resolve juri...
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...
Aviation Security: Federal Air Marshal Service Is Addressing Challenges of Its Expanded Mission and Workforce, but Additional Actions Needed
GAO-04-242: Published: Nov 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 2003.
To help strengthen aviation security after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Congress expanded the size and mission of the Federal Air Marshal Service (the Service) and located the Service within the newly created Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Between November 2001 and July 1, 2002, the Service grew from fewer than 50 air marshals to thousands, and its mission expanded...