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  • CRS Reports on Foreign Physicians and the J Visa Waiver Program(68 KB - 6/21/2004)
    The Congressional Research Service reviews the current state of the J visa Interested Government Agency (IGA) waiver program for foreign physicians. Included are summaries of various IGA waiver programs, legislative history, and proposed legislation for extension of the Conrad 30 program.
    AILA Doc. No. 04062167.
  • DOS Fourth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (6/18/2004)
    The DOS 2004 Trafficking in Persons Report addresses serious human rights, health, and security implications of human trafficking around the world. Also discussed in the report are the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
    AILA Doc. No. 04061865.
  • CRS Reports on DOS and DHS Roles in Visa Policy(81 KB - 3/18/2004)
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) report addresses the roles of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State in setting visa policy, the balance of control in the Memorandum of Understanding, and funding.
    AILA Doc. No. 04031811.
  • DOS Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2003 (2/25/2004)
    DOS released the 2003 Country Reports for Human Rights Practices. The Country Reports provide a detailed analysis of human rights conditions in 196 countries, and are frequently cited as evidence in hardship, asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 04022570.
  • GAO Report on Visa Processing For Science Students and Scholars(1481 KB - 2/25/2004)
    On studying visa applications by science students and scholars, the GAO concluded that delays were caused by the way Visa Mantis information was disseminated, insufficient instruction and feedback to Consular Officers, and that the FBI's systems are not interoperable with DOS's systems.
    AILA Doc. No. 04022569.
  • April 2003 Report from U.S. Consulate in Juarez (5/7/2003)
    The April 2003 report from the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, Mexico with updates from the Texas State Bar on American citizen services, non-immigrant visa services, and immigrant services.
    AILA Doc. No. 03050741.
  • GAO Report on Strengthening Visa Process and Border Security (11/5/2002)
    The GAO released a new report, “Border Security: Visa Process Should be Strengthened as an Antiterrorism Tool,” which calls for, among other things, the development of a “clear policy on the priority attached to addressing national security concerns through the visa process.”
    AILA Doc. No. 02110545.
  • DOS 2001 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (3/5/2002)
    The State Department, on March 4, 2002, released and submitted to Congress the 2001 Country Reports for Human Rights Practices. The Country Reports provide a detailed analysis of human rights conditions in 195 countries, and are frequently cited as evidence in asylum cases.
    AILA Doc. No. 02030531.
  • DOS 1999 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (2/29/2000)
    The State Department has released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    AILA Doc. No. 00022902.
 
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