U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports On Immigration

Alien Detention Standards: Telephone Access Problems Were Pervasive at Detention Facilities; Other Deficiencies Did Not Show a Pattern of Noncompliance (PDF)

Border Security: Fraud Risk Complicate State’s Ability to Manage Diversity Visa Program(PDF)

Department of Homeland Security: Organizational Structure, Spending, and Staffing for the Health Care Provided to Immigration Detainees (PDF)

Department of Homeland Security: Strategic Solution for US-VISIT Program Needs to be Better Defined, Justified, and Coordinated (PDF)

Higher Education: United States’ and Other Countries’ Strategies for Attracting and Funding International Students (PDF)

Immigration Application Fees: Costing Methodology Improvements Would Provide More Reliable Basis for Setting Fees (PDF)

Immigration Benefits: Actions Need to Address Vulnerabilities in Process for Granting Permanent Residency (PDF)

Immigration Benefits: Internal Controls for Adjudicating Humanitarian Parole Cases are Generally Effective, but Some Can Be Strengthened (PDF)

Immigration Enforcement: Controls Over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Should Be Strengthened (PDF)

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005: Agencies Have Implemented Some, but Not All of the Act’s Requirements (PDF)

Iraq: Iraqi Refugees and Special Immigrant Visa Holders Face Challenges Resettling in the United States and Obtaining U.S. Government Employment (PDF)

Secure Border Initiative: DHS Has Faced Challenges Deploying Technology and Fencing Along Southwest Border (PDF)

Sponsored Noncitizens and Public Benefits: More Clarity in Federal Guidance and Better Access to Federal Information Could Improve Implementation of Income Eligibility Rules (PDF)

US Asylum System: Agencies Have Taken Actions to Help Ensure Quality in the Asylum Adjudication Process, but Challenges Remain (PDF)

US Asylum System: Significant Variation Existed in Asylum Outcomes across Immigration Courts and Judges (PDF)

US Labor Force Statistics: Illustrative Simulations of the Likely Effects of Underrepresenting Unauthorized Residents (PDF)

Visa Waiver Program: Actions Are Needed to Improve Management of the Expansion Process, and to Assess and Mitigate Program Risks (PDF)

Visa Waiver Program: Limitations with Department of Homeland Security’s Plan to Verify Departure of Foreign Nationals (PDF)