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Immigration Benefits: Fifth Report Required by the Haitian Immigration Fairness Act of 1998
GAO-01-651R: Published: Apr 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2001.
The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 authorizes Haitian nationals and their dependents to apply to adjust their status to legal permanent residence. This report contains a breakdown of the numbers of Haitians who applied and the number who were approved as asylum applicants, parolees, children without parents, orphaned children, or abandoned children, or as the eligible dependent...
State Department: Decision to Retain Embassy Parking Lot in Paris, France, Should Be Revisited
GAO-01-477: Published: Apr 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2001.
The U.S. government owns a 0.4-acre lot adjoining the U.S. ambassador's residence in a prime location in Paris, France. In 1998, the State Department's Office of the Inspector General reported that the property was underused and that using this high-value property was not economically justified. GAO found that State's decision in February 2000 to continue using the lot for parking was not based on...
Justice's Antitrust Division: Better Management Information Is Needed on Agriculture-Related Matters
GAO-01-188: Published: Apr 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division's overall policies and procedures for carrying out its statutory responsibilities, particularly as they apply to the agriculture industry. GAO describes (1) the Division's interaction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) with regard to antitrust matters in the agriculture industry, (2) th...
D.C. Criminal Justice System: Better Coordination Needed Among Participating Agencies
GAO-01-187: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
Effective coordination of the many agencies that participate in a criminal justice system is key to overall success. Although any criminal justice system faces coordination challenges, the unique structure and funding of the District of Columbia (D.C.) criminal justice system, in which federal and D.C. jurisdictional boundaries and dollars are blended, creates additional challenges. Almost every s...
Courthouse Construction: Sufficient Data and Analysis Would Help Resolve the Courtroom-Sharing Issue
GAO-01-70: Published: Dec 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2000.
The judiciary is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar courthouse construction program. New courthouses are being built to house new judgeships created because of increasing caseloads and to replace obsolete courthouses occupied by existing judges. For years, there has been a debate about whether district judges could share courtrooms to save taxpayer dollars without compromising judicial administ...
Observations on the Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 Annual Performance Plans for Selected Science Agencies Within the Department of Commerce
GGD-00-197R: Published: Sep 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and the FY 2000 and FY 2001 plans for selected science-related agencies, focusing on whether: (1) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Technology Administration (TA) sections of Commerce's FY 1999 performance report and FY 2000 and FY...
Immigration Benefits: Fourth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998
GAO-01-118R: Published: Oct 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2000.
The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 authorizes Haitian nationals and their dependents to apply to change their status to legal permanent residence. This report, the fourth done in response to the act, contains a breakdown on the numbers of Haitians who applied and the number who were approved as asylum applicants, parolees, children without parents, orphaned children, abandoned ch...
Drug Control: U.S. Assistance to Colombia Will Take Years to Produce Results
GAO-01-26: Published: Oct 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2000.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help the Colombian National Police and other law enforcement agencies, the military, and civilian agencies reduce illegal drug production and trafficking. Recognizing that illegal drug activities are a serious problem, the Colombian government announced a counternarcotics plan known as Plan Colombia. This report r...
U.S. Customs Service: OR&R Needs to Resolve Timeliness and Data Problems Involving Headquarters Rulings
GGD-00-181: Published: Sep 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the timeliness with which the Customs Service Office of Regulations and Rulings (OR&R) issues rulings on such things as the proper classification and valuation of imported goods focusing on: (1) OR&R's response time for issuing headquarters rulings on imported goods, and, if delays occurred, reasons why they occurred; and (2) whether the Legal Case...
Immigration Benefits: INS Not Making Timely Deposits of Application Fees
GGD-00-185: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) extent to which the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) made timely deposits of the fees that it collected from aliens who applied for benefits; and (2) potential costs to the government if INS fee deposits were not timely.GAO noted that: (1) because the data maintained by INS was not complete, GAO was unable to fully d...