Department of Homeland Security and Department of State: Documents Required for Travelers Departing From or Arriving in the United States at Air Ports-of-Entry From Within the Western Hemisphere
GAO-07-250R: Dec 6, 2006
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State's (DOS) new rule on documents required for travelers departing or arriving in the United States at air ports-of-entry from within the Western hemisphere. GAO found that (1) the rule contains the first phase of a joint plan known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which implements new documentation requirements for certain U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens entering the United States; and (2) DHS and DOS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.