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INS' Southwest Border Strategy: Resource and Impact Issues Remain After Seven Years
GAO-01-842: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
To deter illegal entry between the nation's ports of entry, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) developed its Southwest Border Strategy. INS has spent seven years implementing the border strategy, but it may take INS up to a decade longer to fully implement the strategy. This assumes that INS obtains the level of staff, technology, equipment, and fencing it believes it needs to contro...
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...
Immigration Benefits: Several Factors Impede Timeliness of Application Processing
GAO-01-488: Published: May 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
Congress, the media, and immigrant advocacy groups have criticized the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for its inability to provide immigrants with timely decisions on their applications for such benefits as naturalization and legal permanent residence. INS continues to experience significant problems managing its application workload despite years of increasing budgets and staff. Au...
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...
Illegal Aliens: INS Participation in Antigang Task Forces in Los Angeles
GAO-01-78: Published: Oct 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2000.
Department of Justice policy encourages cooperation among law enforcement agencies at all levels. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) participated in two such task forces, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and the Violent Gang Task Force. These task forces have come under public and legal scrutiny for possible miscond...
Immigration Benefits: INS Not Making Timely Deposits of Application Fees
GGD-00-185: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) extent to which the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) made timely deposits of the fees that it collected from aliens who applied for benefits; and (2) potential costs to the government if INS fee deposits were not timely.GAO noted that: (1) because the data maintained by INS was not complete, GAO was unable to fully d...
H-1B Foreign Workers: Better Controls Needed to Help Employers and Protect Workers
HEHS-00-157: Published: Sep 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the H-1B program's implementation and implications for the American workforce, focusing on: (1) the jobs that H-1B workers are filling in the United States and the characteristics of those workers; (2) the adequacy of the H-1B visa program's implementation and enforcement; and (3) efforts underway to improve information technology (I...
Illegal Aliens: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Expedited Removal Process
GGD-00-176: Published: Sep 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) expedited removal process, focusing on: (1) INS' management controls over the expedited removal process and the credible fear determination process, including those determinations relating to aliens' decisions to recant their claims of a fear of persecution or torture; and (2) analys...
Information Technology: INS Needs to Better Manage the Development of Its Enterprise Architecture
AIMD-00-212: Published: Aug 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) development of an enterprise architecture, focusing on the: (1) status of INS' efforts; and (2) effectiveness of INS' structures and processes for managing this development effort.GAO noted that: (1) INS recognizes that it does not have an enterprise architecture and has taken some limited steps to develop one; (2) however, it has con...