ABSTRACT

Border Security: Actions Needed to Strengthen Performance Management and Planning for Expansion of DHS's Visa Security Program, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "GAO (Government Accountability Office) was asked to review VSP (Visa Security Program). This report examines the extent to which: (1) VSP has contributed to the visa adjudication process, (2) ICE has implemented a system to assess VSP performance, and (3) ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has identified and evaluated options to expand VSP to additional posts. GAO analyzed ICE data for each VSP post for fiscal years 2014 through 2016, the most current full-year data available at the time of GAO's study; reviewed documents relating to VSP; and interviewed relevant agency officials. GAO visited 7 VSP posts selected on the basis of workload and other factors, and administered two surveys to consular and VSP officials, respectively, at all VSP posts that were operational at the time the survey was administered."

Report Number:
GAO-18-314
Publisher:
Date:
2018-03-20
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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