As of June 1, 2013, the Department of State (State) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) obligated at least $463 million of the close to $495 million in allocated funding for CARSI activities, and disbursed at least $189 million to provide partner countries with equipment, technical assistance, and training to improve interdiction and disrupt criminal networks.
The President's justification of the decision to "decertify" countries determined not to be cooperating in counter-drug activities.
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.
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.
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
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
This report provides a summary of SIGAR’s oversight work and an update on developments in the three major sectors of Afghanistan’s reconstruction effort.
This report examines current political and economic conditions in Honduras as well as issues in Honduras-U.S. relations.
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
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."
This Congressional Research Service report highlights U.S. foreign assistance to the government of Pakistan since 2001.
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
An examination of U.S. funds designated for counter-drug trafficking and other programs.
The annual budget request for all programs in the foreign aid bill, with a description of aid programs in each country, and amounts in the past and current years, plus estimates for the coming year.
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
GAO evaluated the extent to which the Defense Department is equipped to deliver increasing amounts of security force assistance.
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.
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