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Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-21-336. What GAO Found Trafficking of U.S.-sourced firearms into Mexico is a national security threat, as it facilitates the illegal drug trade and has been linked to organized crime.
For the English version of this page, see GAO-21-322. Conclusiones de la GAO El tráfico de armas de fuego procedentes de origen estadounidense hacia México es una amenaza a la seguridad nacional, ya que facilita el comercio de drogas ilícitas y se ha vinculado con el crimen organizado.
What GAO Found In June 2017, GAO reported that the Executive Office for Immigration Review's (EOIR) immigration court case backlog—cases pending from previous years still open at the start of a new fiscal year—more than doubled from fiscal years 2006 through 2015 (see figure), primarily due to declining...
What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) oversees basic on-site medical care at all facilities, as required by ICE detention standards, but does not maintain complete information about medical care costs.
What GAO Found According to data from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 73,684 firearms (about 70 percent) seized in Mexico and traced from 2009 to 2014 originated in the United States.
What GAO Found Although the exact number of rogue Internet pharmacies is unknown, one estimate suggests that there were over 36,000 in operation as of February 2014, and these rogue sites violate a variety of federal laws.
In recent years, violence along the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated dramatically, due largely to the Mexican government's efforts to disrupt Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO). U.S. officials note the violence associated with Mexican DTOs poses a serious challenge for U.S.
This testimony discusses the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) management of the 287(g) program. Recent reports indicate that the total population of unauthorized aliens residing in the United States is about 12 million.
Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) investigate violations of immigration laws and identify aliens who are removable from the United States.
International air passengers arriving in the United States are subject to an inspection to ensure they possess legal entry and immigration documents and do not bring in contraband, such as illegal drugs, counterfeit goods, or harmful pests and prohibited agriculture products.