ABSTRACT

Immigration Control: Immigration Policies Affect INS Detention Efforts, Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on International Law, Immigration, and Refugees, Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 5MB]

"When Congress passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, the illegal flow of aliens into this country was not a major problem. Since then, however, the flow has become a torrent. Apprehensions of aliens illegally entering the country have risen from 45,000 in 1959 to 1.17 million in 1990. INS apprehends aliens it wants to deport or exclude from the country. For the purposes of this report, excludable aliens are those persons to whom INS denies admission to the country. Deportable aliens are those persons who violate their condition of entry or enter illegally and are subject to deportation. Criminal aliens are those persons who were convicted of a crime (e.g., murder) for which they can be deported."

Report Number:
GAO/GGD-92-85
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Date:
1992-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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