GAO finds insufficient testing of US-VISIT exit program

08/11/2010 | Homeland Security Today

The Department of Homeland Security did not properly evaluate all its options in establishing a system to ensure that alien visitors leave the U.S. as required, according to the Government Accountability Office. Tests of the system were conducted last year by the TSA and Customs and Border Protection, but the GAO found that the tests were poorly run, in part because no airlines would cooperate. Under the US-VISIT program, DHS is required to establish when alien visitors leave the country through biometric data, exit interviews and other means.

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