USA: General Accountability Office (GAO) Report on US-VISIT programme


Report (pdf)

This is little detail in this report on the US-VISIT programme which is intended to keep a life-long history of everyone entering and leaving the USA. However, it does says that since the scheme was started in 2003 and millions of passengers checked only 450 people with "criminal or immigration violations" have been prevented from entering. It also appears that checks on those leaving the country only cover 24% of people - which renders the scheme pretty ineffectual as they do do know whether most people have left or are still in the country.

 

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