The Resource U.S. asylum system : agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain : report to congressional requesters, [GAO contact, Richard M. Stana]

U.S. asylum system : agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain : report to congressional requesters, [GAO contact, Richard M. Stana]

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U.S. asylum system : agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain : report to congressional requesters
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U.S. asylum system
Title remainder
agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain : report to congressional requesters
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[GAO contact, Richard M. Stana]
Title variation
  • Asylum challenges
  • United States asylum system
  • Agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain
Title variation remainder
agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain
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eng
Summary
  • Each year, tens of thousands of noncitizens apply in the United States for asylum, which provides refuge to those who have been persecuted or fear persecution. Asylum officers (AO) in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and immigration judges (IJ) in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) assess applicants' credibility and eligibility. GAO was asked to evaluate aspects of the asylum system. This report addresses the extent to which quality assurance mechanisms have been designed to ensure adjudications' integrity, how key factors affect AOs' adjudications, and what key factors affect IJs' adjudications. To conduct this work, GAO reviewed agency documents, policies, and procedures; surveyed all AOs, supervisory AOs, and IJs; and visited three of the eight Asylum Offices. These offices varied in size and percentage of cases granted asylum. Results of these visits provided additional information but were not projectable. USCIS and EOIR have designed quality assurance mechanisms to help ensure the integrity of asylum adjudications, but some can be improved. While 75 percent of AO survey respondents reported that basic training prepared them at least moderately well to adjudicate cases, they also reported that despite weekly training, they needed additional training to help them detect fraud, conduct security checks, and assess the credibility of asylum seekers. The Asylum Division does not consistently solicit AOs' and supervisory AOs' input on a range of their training needs. Without this, the Asylum Division lacks key information for making training decisions. The Asylum Division has designed a quality review framework to ensure the quality and consistency of asylum decisions. Although supervisors review all cases and headquarters reviews certain cases, other local quality assurance reviews rarely took place in three of the eight Asylum Offices primarily due to
  • Of suspected fraud and receive information to aid in fraud detection. Eighty-two percent of IJs reported time limitations as moderately or very challenging aspects of their adjudications. EOIR has detailed IJs to courts with high caseloads and plans to hire additional staff, but it is too soon to know the extent to which additional staff will alleviate IJs' time challenges
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ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection
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Stana, Richard M
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF49
LC item number
.C59 CMP-2008-GAO-0392 ONLINE
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non fiction
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United States
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  • Asylum, Right of
  • Political refugees
Label
U.S. asylum system : agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain : report to congressional requesters, [GAO contact, Richard M. Stana]
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  • Committee print
  • Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection. Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC
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mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CMP-2008-GAO-0392
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cmp200405045
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unknown
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1 online resource (iv, 154 pages : illustrations)
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one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file
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present
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preservation
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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cmp200405045
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Label
U.S. asylum system : agencies have taken actions to help ensure quality in the asylum adjudication process, but challenges remain : report to congressional requesters, [GAO contact, Richard M. Stana]
Publication
Note
  • Committee print
  • Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection. Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CMP-2008-GAO-0392
Control code
cmp200405045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 154 pages : illustrations)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
preservation
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
cmp200405045
System details
System requirements: PDF reader software

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