It was reported in Oct. 2002 that the visa process needed to be strengthened as an antiterrorism tool a recommended that the Sec. of State, in consultation with appropriate agencies: (1) develop a clear policy on the role of national security in the visa process; (2) create more comprehensive guidance on how consular officers should screen against potential terrorists; (3) fundamentally reassess staffing requirements; a (4) revamp a expand consular training. This report examines the Dept. of State's a other agencies' progress in implementing changes to the visa process since 2002, in the areas of policy a guidance; consular resources, including staffing a training; a information sharing. Includes recommendations. Charts a tables.Strengthened Visa Process Would Benefit from Improvements in Staffing and Information Jess T. Ford ... hiring of foreign language proficient Foreign Service officers; revamped consular training with a focus on counterterrorism; strengthened fraud ... For example, Consular Affairs has not consistently updated the consular and visa chapters of the Foreign Affairs Manual a Statea#39;s central resource for allanbsp;...
|Author||:||Jess T. Ford|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2006-02-01|