ABSTRACT

Homeland Security: Risks Facing Key Border and Transportation Security Program Need to be Addressed, Statement of Randolph C. Hite, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, House Committee on the Judiciary   [open pdf - 370KB]

US-VISIT (United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology) is a governmentwide program to enhance national security, facilitate legitimate trade and travel, contribute to the integrity of the U.S. immigration system, and adhere to U.S. privacy laws and policies by: collecting, maintaining, and sharing information on certain foreign nationals who enter and exit the United States; identifying foreign nationals who (1) have overstayed or violated the terms of their visit; (2) can receive, extend, or adjust their immigration status; or (3) should be apprehended or detained by law enforcement officials; detecting fraudulent travel documents, verifying traveler identity, and determining traveler admissibility through the use of biometrics; and facilitating information sharing and coordination within the border management community. GAO was asked to testify on its completed work on the nature, status, and management of the USVISIT program.

Report Number:
GAO-04-569T
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Date:
2004-03-18
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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