DHS OIG: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Visa Security Program

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 15, 2008

OIG-08-79 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Visa Security Program, July 2008 (PDF, 57 pages) New 08/15/2008

  • “Nineteen terrorists applied for and obtained legitimate U.S. visas in the months prior to September 11, 2001, facilitating their entry into the United States. The resulting events of 9/11 illustrate the importance of a secure visa process to our national security. The Visa Security Program (VSP) was established to increase the security of the visa process.”
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