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OIG_11-16_Nov10

OIG_11-16_Nov10

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Department of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Customs and Border Protection's  Implementation of the Western  Hemisphere Travel Initiative  at Land Ports of Entry 
OIG-11-16 November 2010
 
Office
of
Inspector General
U.S.
Department
of Homeland SecurityWashington,
DC
25028
HomelandSecurity
NOV
292010
PrefaceThe Department
of
Homeland Security (DHS) Office ofInspector General (OIG) wasestablished
by
the
Homeland Security
Act
of
2002
(Public Law 107-296)
by
amendmentto the
Inspector General
Act
of
1978. This is one
of
a series
of
audit, inspection, andspecial reports prepared as part
of
our oversight responsibilities to promote economy,efficiency, and effectiveness within the department.This report addresses Customs and Border Protection's implementation
of
the WesternHemisphere Travel Initiative at land ports
of
entry and actions needed to be betterprepared to fully enforce the new document requirement.
It
is based on interviews withemployees and officials
of
relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and areview
of
applicable documents.The recommendations herein have been developed to the best knowledge available to ouroffice, and have been discussed in draft with those responsible for implementation. Wetrust this report will result in more effective, efficient, and economical operations. Weexpress our appreciation to all
of
those who contributed to the preparation
of
this report.Anne
L.
RichardsAssistant Inspector General for Audits
 
 
Table of Contents/Abbreviations
 
 
 
CBP Procedures for Processing WHTI-Noncompliant Travelers Have Not Been
 
Appendixes
 
 
 
 
Abbreviations
CBP Customs and Border Protection
 
DHS Department of Homeland Security
 
OIG Office of Inspector General
 
TECS Travelers Enforcement Communication System
 
WHTI Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
 

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