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Employer-Employee relationship

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A lot of visa applications for stamping outside United States are being left in pending (Additional Administrative Processing) including mine or being denied. The primary reason for this is from my view the cases are undergoing verification for employer-employee relationships described in USCIS memorandum in 2009. However all these petitions are approved after 2009 or even in 2011, and inspite of that the Consulates are... more »

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Need reciprocity agreements barring passport issuing for crimes

We should establish reciprocity agreements with other countries that guarantee we will not issue a passport to a US Citizen who freely admits to a crime in a foreign county that equates to a felony in our country.

Background: “Locked up Abroad” (National Geographic Channel) told a story of two US girls, while returning from Peru, who agreed to smuggle drugs for money. They were caught at the airport and thrown into... 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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All DHS employees should always see and get copy of any ratings

All Government employees should be given a copy of any form that was used to rate them for any reason. Not all are. For example, within TSA, when PASS ratings are complete, a copy is given to the employees. However, in the past, some offices use other local rating forms to gather additional timely and pertinent information concerning employees. The information gathered on these other forms was collected to be used as... more »

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Make communication a priority

Regarding USCIS: Promote communication with the general public regarding the status of their cases, thus thwarting undo stress and frustration. Rather than just letting their case status sit at "Initial Review" for 4+ months.

 

Add a category for "background check initiated", or "case awaiting priority date". Anything to ease the frustration of having to wait for months to be reunited with a loved one.

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Explanations for Delays in Rule Making Process

Congress has mandated through the legislative process that DHS develop a variety of new rules and regulations. In many cases DHS has significantly missed the mandated dates by which they were supposed to have published the final rules; for example: the ammonium nitrate security rule (RIN 1601-AA52) and the security training for freight railroad employees rule (RIN 1652-AA57). While there is almost certainly a good reason... more »

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221G Admin Processing Woes :-( . Process needs a OVERHAUL

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I have gone through the harrowing experience while going to re validate my H1B visa around Mid August . All of my documentations were perfect. Although when I went to the counter the officer was ready with the pink slip right at the start of my interview and after scrutinizing my documents gave me 221g and asked me to visit the other counter where i was asked more questions on my past experience and whether I travelled... more »

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Benchmarking content on other agencies' FOIA pages

Most other federal agencies have FOIA web pages that contain a much richer amount of information than what is found on the FOIA page of DHS.gov. DHS should benchmark against peer agencies and add content commonly found on such agencies' websites, e.g. staff manuals and statements of policy - both of which are commonly found on other agencies' sites but neither of which are available on DHS.gov.

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SPP - STOP OURSOURCING FEDERAL SECURITY

I wholly agree with Susan Stricker and many other people. I believe that the SPP PROGRAM SHOULD BE STOPPED ALTOGETHER. The DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION work in UNISON to FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM..and to PROTECT OUR MODE'S OF TRANSPORTATION abroad. With that, I believe that the American people have come to recognize us as ONE TEAM- FIGHTING TOGETHER FOR ONE CAUSE. If this "unison"... more »

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SPP Program

Dear Director Napolitano:
Please help us!!! We have a disturbing issue happening here in Montana. Three years ago TSA sent personnel to our airports promoting the SPP Program. Why would TSA promote a program that would cause their own loyal trained employees to become unemployed???
The studies we have researched have shown the SPP Program to cost more to the taxpayer and cause us to lose our federal job status.... more »

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