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  • DHS Reports to Congress on Asylum Seeker Detentions (3/18/2004)
    Section 903 of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) requires the Attorney General to regularly collect data on detained asylum seekers. The DHS has assumed this responsibility and recently issued reports on overall numbers, countries of origin, gender, age, and detention facilities for FY99 through FY02.
    AILA Doc. No. 04031813.
  • DHS Study on Characteristics of H-1B Beneficiaries(236 KB - 11/12/2004)
    Dept. of Homeland Security's fiscal 2003 annual report on characteristics of H-1B workers, as mandated by ACWIA. Included is information on nationalities, ages, education, occupations and salaries of beneficiaries. AILA Doc. No. 04111215.
    AILA Doc. No. 04111215.
  • USCIS Report to Congress on Basic Pilot Program for Employment Verification(136 KB - 8/19/2004)
    The USCIS report provides a summary of the basic pilot program, evaluates its problems, enhancements, and improvements, and discusses the expansion of the program to all employers in all 50 States by December 2004. USCIS notice of the expanded availability of the program is expected to be published in the Federal Register. AILA Doc. No. 04081940
    AILA Doc. No. 04081940.
  • Better Data Needed to Ensure ICE Compliance with Zadvydas, GAO Reports (6/29/2004)
    Following its study of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) compliance with the Supreme Court decision in Zadvydas, the GAO recommends that ICE collect complete, accurate, and readily available information to assure compliance; determine ICE deportation officer staffing needs; and provide guidance to deportation officers on prioritizing. AILA Doc. No. 04062915.
    AILA Doc. No. 04062915.
  • USCIS Ombudsman Releases Annual Report(1436 KB - 6/23/2004)
    The USCIS Ombudsman issues his first Annual Report to Congress. Backlog reduction efforts and other activities are discussed. AILA Doc. NO. 04062361.
    AILA Doc. No. 04062361.
  • DHS Report on Establishment and Operations of Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties(8006 KB - 6/25/2004)
    A June 2004 DHS report to Congress on implementation of Section 705 of the Homeland Security Act and the establishment of the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. AILA Doc. No. 04062562.
    AILA Doc. No. 04062562.
  • GAO Finds US-VISIT Is Inherently Risky (3/18/2004)
    The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) conducted a study of US-VISIT and found that it is "inherently risky" because of the demanding and challenging implementation schedule, enormous potential cost, uncalculated and underestimated costs, and problematic program management.
    AILA Doc. No. 04031815.
  • GAO Finds that DHS is Not Ready for CAPPS II (2/23/2004)
    The GAO reports that incomplete planning and analysis by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) puts the TSA at an increased risk of reduced functionality, delayed implementation, and increased costs of its CAPPS II program.
    AILA Doc. No. 04022374.
  • Office of Immigration Statistics Releases Statistical Report for December 2003 (2/10/2004)
    The DHS’s Office of Immigration Statistics has released its monthly statistical report for the month of December 2003, covering topics such as: inspections, Southwest border apprehensions, immigration benefits, naturalization benefits, removals, investigations, and asylum.
    AILA Doc. No. 04021066.
  • OIG Presents Semiannual Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA PATRIOT Act (1/29/2004)
    The OIG identified 17 matters that warranted opening an investigation or conducting a closer review. Complaints included allegations of excessive force and verbal abuse against inmates, denying inmates access to the law library and telephone calls, unreasonable prison cell searches, and placement in solitary confinement for no apparent reason.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012910.
 
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