Third Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998
GGD-00-122R: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2000.
- Full Report:
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the number of Haitian nationals who have applied and been approved to adjust their status to legal permanent residence under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) of 1998.
GAO noted that: (1) on March 24, 2000, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) published final regulations on implementing HRIFA; (2) Haitian nationals have been able to submit applications for adjustment of status under HRIFA since interim regulations went into effect on June 11, 1999; (3) as of February 29, 2000, INS had received a total of 23,706 HRIFA applications and had approved 14 of these applications; and (4) EOIR had 56 applications filed and had approved 32 of them.