Border Security: Strengthened Visa Process Would Benefit from Additional Management Actions by State and DHS

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In adjudicating a visa application, Department of State (State) consular officers are on the front line of defense against those whose entry would likely be harmful to U.S. national interests. In October 2002, we identified shortcomings and made recommendations on the role of national security in the visa process. This testimony discusses our report issued today on actions taken since our 2002 report to strengthen the visa process, as well as areas that deserve additional management actions. It also discusses our July 2005 report on the status of ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. September 13, 2005.

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In adjudicating a visa application, Department of State (State) consular officers are on the front line of defense against those whose entry would likely be harmful to U.S. national interests. In October 2002, we identified shortcomings and made recommendations on the role of national security in the visa process. This testimony discusses our report issued today on actions taken since our 2002 report to strengthen the visa process, as well as areas that deserve additional management actions. It also discusses our July 2005 report on the status of the assignment of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel to U.S. consular posts overseas."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Border Security: Strengthened Visa Process Would Benefit from Additional Management Actions by State and DHS, text, September 13, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293724/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.