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Following April 2012 media reports regarding the death of an undocumented immigrant while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in May 2010, Senator Robert Menendez and 15 members of Congress requested that we review the use of force within CBP. We reviewed allegations of the use of excessive force by CBP employees and determined what reforms CBP has implemented. We also examined what effect adding more agents and officers to the workforce has had on training and professionalism.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
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on: 
Thu, 09/12/2013

The State Department must submit to Congress a written determination that Colombia's human rights performance is improving according to several measures. Submission of this report frees up military assistance to Colombia.

Country: 
Colombia
Categories: 
Report For: 
2006
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of State
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on: 
Tue, 04/10/2007

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has taken actions to address the recommendations from GAO's December 2011 report on CBP officer training programs aimed at strengthening officer training

Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Wed, 08/28/2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) integrity-related training courses are systematic and integrated--that is, they are offered in succession and required at each stage of an employee's career, as well as standardized and regularized

Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Wed, 08/28/2013

Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) data on commercial vehicle wait times--the time it takes to travel from the end of the queue to the CBP primary inspection point at land border crossings--are unreliable for public reporting and CBP management decisions

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Wed, 07/24/2013

This Congressional Research Service report highlights U.S. foreign assistance to the government of Pakistan since 2001.

Country: 
Pakistan
Program: 
Foreign Military Financing
Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund
Coalition Support Funds
Section 1004 Counter-Drug Assistance
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
International Military Education and Training
Report For: 
2001-2012
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Mon, 07/01/2013

This Government Accountability Office, at the request of members of the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, investigates "the nature and scope of U.S. government involvement with the Palestine Investment Fund, and processes for vetting PIF and other non-U.S. entities and individuals participating in programs involving PIF and PIF-owned entities."

Country: 
Palestinian Territories
Report For: 
2013
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on: 
Mon, 07/01/2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has reported progress in stemming illegal cross-border activity, but it could strengthen the assessment of its efforts

Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Thu, 06/27/2013
Issues for Congress relating to Mérida Initiative and related domestic initiatives, as well as supporting new programs.
Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 06/12/2013

An examination of U.S. funds designated for counter-drug trafficking and other programs.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 06/12/2013
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 02/16/2011

U.S. policy objectives in Guatemala include strengthening democratic institutions; encouraging respect for human rights and the rule of law; supporting broad-based economic growth, sustainable development, and mutually beneficial trade relations; combating drug trafficking; and supporting continued Central American integration

Country: 
Guatemala
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Thu, 05/16/2013

GAO evaluated the extent to which the Defense Department is equipped to deliver increasing amounts of security force assistance.

Report For: 
2012
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Due Date: 
Sat, 03/31/2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Fri, 05/10/2013

U.S. drug demand contributes to regional security challenges and the consequences of citizen insecurity in Central America are potentially far-reaching, the United States is collaborating with countries in the region to implement and refine security efforts.

Country: 
Central America Regional
Program: 
Economic Support Fund
Foreign Military Financing
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Tue, 05/07/2013
Report For: 
2011
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Wed, 03/30/2011

Enforcement, along with the economic downturn in
the United States, likely contributed to the drop in unauthorized migration, though the precise
share of the decline attributable to enforcement is unknown

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 05/03/2013

A report, required by Congress, giving amounts by country of all assistance programs in the Defense Department's budget.

Program: 
Section 1004 Counter-Drug Assistance
Section 1206 Train and Equip Authority
Report For: 
2012
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Due Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Wed, 05/01/2013
Report For: 
2011
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Due Date: 
Wed, 02/01/2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Mon, 10/01/2012
Report For: 
2008, 2009, 2010
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Due Date: 
Tue, 02/01/2011
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Sun, 04/01/2012
Report For: 
2007
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Due Date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Defense
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on: 
Fri, 08/01/2008

An overview of groups in the region on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations, Cuba's status on the terror list, and activities of Iran, Hezbollah, and other extra-regional actors.

Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 04/05/2013

The document outlines various actions needed to acheive better oversight of emergency food aid and security assistance to Yemen.

Program: 
Section 1206 Train and Equip Authority
Section 1207(n) Transitional Authority
Categories: 
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Fri, 03/22/2013

Describes the status of CBSI funding in fiscal years 2010 through fiscal year 2012, as well as activities this funding has supported

Country: 
Caribbean Regional
Program: 
Foreign Military Financing
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Report For: 
2010, 2011, 2012
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Wed, 03/20/2013

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has reported progress in stemming illegal cross-border activity, but it could strengthen the assessment of its efforts.

Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
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on: 
Thu, 03/14/2013

On March 12, 2013, the Obama Administration released a fact sheet aimed at addressing some misconceptions of their Export Control Reform Initiative. The fact sheet covers questions about firearms, human rights, arms embargoes, mulitlateral commitments, and other issues.

Program: 
Direct Commercial Sales
Categories: 
Report For: 
2013
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Issued by: 
U.S. Department of Commerce
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on: 
Tue, 03/12/2013

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