Immigration (11 - 20 of 74 items)
Combating Alien Smuggling: The Federal Response Can Be Improved
GAO-05-892T: Published: Jul 12, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
Globally, alien smuggling generates billions of dollars in illicit revenues annually and poses a threat to the nation's security. Creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March 2003 has provided an opportunity to use financial investigative techniques to combat alien smugglers by targeting and seizing their monetary assets. For instance, the composition of DHS's largest investigati...
Immigration Enforcement: DHS Has Incorporated Immigration Enforcement Objectives and Is Addressing Future Planning Requirements
GAO-05-66: Published: Oct 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2004.
The former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) had five interior (non-border-related) immigration enforcement objectives to address federal immigration law violations: identify and remove criminal aliens from the United States; deter and dismantle alien trafficking and smuggling; respond to community reports and complaints about illegal immigration; minimize immigration benefit fraud; and...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Justice
GAO-03-105: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Department of Justice, GAO identified five major management challenges. Justice has since made progress on (1) developing measurable performance targets in reducing illegal drugs and (2) improving management of its asset forfeiture program. However, three challenges remain and a fourth managing the FBI's transformation was added. GAO prepare...
Identity Fraud: Prevalence and Links to Alien Illegal Activities
GAO-02-830T: Published: Jun 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2002.
Identity theft involves "stealing" another person's personal identifying information, such as their Social Security number, date of birth, or mother's maiden name, and using that information to fraudulently establish credit, run up debt, or take over existing financial accounts. Another pervasive category is the use of fraudulent identity documents by aliens to enter the United States illegally to...
Immigration Enforcement: Challenges to Implementing the INS Interior Enforcement Strategy
GAO-02-861T: Published: Jun 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2002.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) developed strategies in the 1990s to control illegal immigration across U.S. borders and to address enforcement priorities within the country. In 1994, INS's Border Patrol issued a strategy to deter illegal entry through "prevention through deterrence;" that is, to raise the risk of being apprehended for illegal aliens to where they would consider i...
Customs and INS: Information on Inspection, Infrastructure, Traffic Flow, and Security Matters at the Detroit Port of Entry
GAO-02-595R: Published: Apr 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2002.
Concerns have been raised about the effects of heightened security at two border crossings in Detroit--the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. In the wake of September 11, the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) increased the number and thoroughness of inspections and questioned all bridge and tunnel travelers, leading to truck wait times that ex...
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...
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...
Follow-up Information on the Operations of the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility
GAO-01-135R: Published: Jan 19, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2001.
In response to concerns about the professionalism and conduct of some Department of Justice attorneys, as well as the process of holding them accountable to ethical standards, this report provides information on Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). GAO obtained information on the types of allegations OPR was able to substantiate against attorneys, the source of the allegations, t...
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...