The Resource Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security

Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security

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Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security
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Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security
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Summary
  • Foreign nationals (i.e., aliens) not already legally residing in the United States who wish to come to the United States generally must obtain a visa to be admitted. Under current law, three departments -- the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) -- play key roles in administering the law and policies on the admission of aliens. DOS's Bureau of Consular Affairs (Consular Affairs) is responsible for issuing visas, DHS's Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (USCIS) is charged with approving immigrant petitions, DHS's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operates the Visa Security Program in selected embassies abroad, and DHS's Customs and Border Protection Bureau (CBP) is tasked with inspecting all people who enter the United States. DOJ's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has a significant policy role through its adjudicatory decisions on specific immigration cases. The case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who allegedly attempted to ignite an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on December 25, 2009, refocused attention on the responsibilities of the Departments of State and Homeland Security for the visa process. He was traveling on a multi-year, multiple-entry tourist visa issued to him in June 2008. State Department officials have acknowledged that Abdulmutallab's father came into the Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 19, 2009, to express his concerns about his son, and that those officials at the Embassy in Abuja sent a cable to the National Counterterrorism Center. State Department officials maintain they had insufficient information to revoke his visa at that time. In the aftermath of the Abdulmutallab case, policymakers explored what went wrong and whether statutory and procedural revisions were needed. The 112th Congress continues to be interested in issues pertinent to visa security
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English
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Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security
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  • (OCoLC)974925345
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Label
Visa Security Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security
Publication
Note
Text/html
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open access content
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)974925345
  • (OCoLC)ocn974925345
Terms governing use
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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