Immigration (61 - 70 of 74 items)
Immigration Management: Strong Leadership and Management Reforms Needed to Address Serious Problems
GGD-91-28: Published: Jan 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
GAO conducted a general management review of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to assess its overall role and performance and identify ways to meet the challenges it faces while experiencing unprecedented growth and change.GAO found that INS management: (1) was constrained by such environmental factors as the diversity of its mission, unpredictable and changing world conditions, neg...
Immigration Reform: Employer Sanctions and the Question of Discrimination
T-GGD-90-31: Published: Mar 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) federal agencies' implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA); and (2) employment discrimination complaints and other problems resulting from IRCA implementation. GAO noted that: (1) data suggested that IRCA implementation reduced illegal immigration and made it more difficult for unauthorized aliens to find work in the United States; (2) both the Immigration...
Immigration Service: Allegation of Adverse Actions Taken Against INS Agents
GGD-89-70: Published: May 1, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) retaliated against eight agents and their supervisors as a result of the agents' correspondence with members of Congress; (2) INS objectively investigated the agents' allegations; and (3) agents properly recorded their work hours to their activities.GAO found that: (1) INS management...
Immigration Reform: Status of Implementing Employer Sanctions After Second Year
GGD-89-16: Published: Nov 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1988.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO surveyed implementation and enforcement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act's (IRCA) employer sanction provisions to determine whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and other federal agencies satisfactorily carried out IRCA; and (2) provisions caused a widespread pattern of discrimination against U.S. citizens or others or...
Drug Interdiction: Should the Customs Command and Control Program Be Continued as Currently Evolving?
GGD-88-113: Published: Jul 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's development of its Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Program, intended to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of federal drug interdiction efforts.GAO found that Customs: (1) constructed two centers, and plans to construct a third, to aid in identifying possible smugglers, coordinating intercep...
Criminal Aliens: Majority Deported From the New York City Area Not Listed in INS' Information Systems
GGD-87-41BR: Published: Mar 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) activities to: (1) investigate, apprehend, detain, and deport criminal aliens in the New York City area; and (2) prevent them from reentering the country.GAO found that: (1) in many cases, INS has not entered information on deported aliens with criminal convictions into the two co...
The Demographic Impact of Immigration on the United States
126526: Mar 26, 1985
Testimony was given on a 1982 GAO report concerning the enforcement of laws regarding employment of aliens in selected countries. GAO compiled information on foreign countries' laws and policies concerning guest workers, national identification documents, employer responsibilities, illegal alien workers, and law enforcement in 19 countries. Four countries were visited to gather more detailed infor...
Detention Policies Affecting Haitian Nationals
GGD-83-68: Published: Jun 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain policies and practices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) related to the detention of aliens seeking asylum in the United States, INS detention policy, the selection of detention sites, the physical and health conditions of detention facilities, and the total Government cost for the detention of Haitian immigrants.In rec...
One-Stop Inspection System Speeds the Entry of International Travelers
GGD-82-62: Published: Mar 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1982.
GAO observed and monitored tests of new Federal inspection systems designed to speed the entry of international travelers. The system tested featured a one-stop inspection conducted before the passengers claimed their baggage, rather than the traditional two-stop process.Enforcement concerns of the Federal inspection agencies are the: (1) admissibility of individuals seeking entry into the United...
Administrative Changes Needed To Reduce Employment of Illegal Aliens
HRD-81-15: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
American citizens are being displaced from the work force by illegal aliens employed in the United States. The Department of Labor lacks the necessary enforcement tools to deter employers from hiring nonagricultural undocumented workers. Employers making a practice of hiring such workers remain virtually free from punishment. The President proposed legislation which would make the hiring of undocu...