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Recent developments in global trade have created human capital challenges for U.S. trade agencies. At least 17 federal agencies, with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as the lead, negotiate, monitor, or enforce trade agreements and laws.
Pursuant to legislative direction, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), now part of the Department of Homeland Security, plans to acquire and deploy an entry exit system to assist in monitoring the flow of foreign nationals in and out of the United States.
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.