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SPP/Outsourcing

Our airport, Glacier International Airport, has applied for the Screening Partnership Program, also known as SPP or Opt-Out. Studies have shown that the SPP program costs the taxpayers more money than keeping the Federal TSO’s. A private company is in business to make profits and this cannot be done at the expense of the traveling public. The de-federalization of Homeland Security is not a wise use of our tax payers’... more »

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vsc uscis i-130 case delay for more than a year

I am a U.S Citizen, and file I-130 petion on behalf of my wife as immediate
relative to U.S Citizen on Dec. 10, 2008 in VSC.
my application is still pending and show statues in initial Reviews, and every time I called customer service with in USCIS, WAS told to wait 6 mos, and we contact you, which they did not, after six mos called againe and was told same thing wait 6 mos.
I do not know how many 6 months do I have... more »

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Determine resources required to execute open government plan

The open government plan should include how it will be implemented. And by "how", I mean what resources - PEOPLE - are required to execute the plan. As DHS Components work to develop their budgets and resource allocation plans, those that will be significantly impacted by this open government plan should determine if they have enough, AND the right, people to execute it. And if they don't have adequate resources and... more »

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221g Administrative processing

Also with 221g Administrative processing, there should be a deadline on when it would be completed. I have read a lot of forums that some people have been waiting for years to get a response. Others are still waiting. During this long waiting period, the petitioner and beneficiary go thru pain and suffering, and the frustration that the US government is not doing enough for them. It is also frustrating to call USCIS... more »

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Internal transparency

One problem with trying to share information to the public is that lower level employees may not be actually interfacing with the big picture. Many are given directives that are disconnected with the true day-to-day activites that are taking place in the fields. I was recently asked on an interview what were the core values of my agency. I was familiar with the core value retoric however, I was out of the loop as far... more »

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pending I-130 for more than a year with VSC

I am an American citizen. I am desperate to bring my wife home to me. The bureaucratic struggle that we are facing is trying to say the least. Our story begins way back in early December 2008. After spending days filling out paperwork we began waiting. Of course the daily phone calls regarding our case brought no reply.
I was actually told by a USCIS representative to wait for SIX MONTHS! After much pointless negotiation... more »

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Visa Stamp option should be available in USA

To avoid lots of confustion and to full fill one commitment without fail Visa stamp option should be available in USA.

I am sharing my personal feeling online now with lots of trust on DHS

I also stuck in my home country after admin process and now visa denial after 6 months. I lived in states for more than 3 years and was working for same company. I have my apartment, household items, car and what not. I was paying... more »

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One DHS Virtual Awards Ceremony

Instead of each component having their own awards ceremony, have one, virtual awards ceremony for all DHS and post stories of each inspiring award winner on the web. The public should hear about Coast Guardians who rescue those in need of assistance, Border Patrol agents who save illegal immigrants from drowning or dying of thirst, and other everyday heros who work for DHS. This will serve as a counterpoint for the... more »

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Immigration -National Visa Center

Information from the phone contact system is not always up-to-date about cases. Need to improve it to provide the actual/current status of cases. Applications take a long time at the USCIS Office, but there is a tool where one can check the status of a case online. We need to have a similar online tool to check status of cases that are at the NVC. It should give a general ideas on where in the process a case is.

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