Immigration Management:

Strong Leadership and Management Reforms Needed to Address Serious Problems

T-GGD-91-23: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO discussed management issues regarding the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and potential reforms. GAO noted that: (1) INS addressed some specific financial management weaknesses, but fundamental financial management problems remained unaddressed; (2) INS needs to clearly state component responsibilities and provide for a clear sense of purpose and coordination among the different components; (3) INS staffing and security increased at some detention facilities, but staffing shortages at other facilities resulted in INS using a medium-security facility to house aliens denied U.S. entry rather than criminal aliens as intended; (4) despite a large increase in funds for adjudications and inspections, INS continued to experience service delivery problems; (5) adjudication application processing times between fiscal year (FY) 1989 and FY 1990 improved in 4 out of 5 large districts, but nationwide processing times increased during the first quarter of FY 1991; (6) INS has begun developing an information plan regarding its resource management problems; and (7) the Department of Justice and INS initiated action to address some problems, such as cash and debt management, and hiring high-quality management to help develop a strategic vision for INS.

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 15, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here