Border Security: New Policies and Procedures Are Needed to Fill Gaps in the Visa Revocation Process

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The National Strategy for Homeland Security calls for preventing the entry of foreign terrorists into our country and using all legal means to identify; halt; and, where appropriate, prosecute or bring immigration or other civil charges against terrorists in the United States. GAO reported in October 2002 that the Department of State had revoked visas of certain persons after it learned they might be suspected terrorists, raising concerns that some of these individuals may have entered the United States before or after State's action. Congressional requesters ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. June 18, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The National Strategy for Homeland Security calls for preventing the entry of foreign terrorists into our country and using all legal means to identify; halt; and, where appropriate, prosecute or bring immigration or other civil charges against terrorists in the United States. GAO reported in October 2002 that the Department of State had revoked visas of certain persons after it learned they might be suspected terrorists, raising concerns that some of these individuals may have entered the United States before or after State's action. Congressional requesters asked GAO to (1) identify the policies and procedures of State, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that govern their respective visa revocation actions and (2) determine the effectiveness of the process."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Border Security: New Policies and Procedures Are Needed to Fill Gaps in the Visa Revocation Process, report, June 18, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc292677/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.