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What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?

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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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(@christi.cat.1)

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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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(@dlw000)

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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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(@joycesalle)

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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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(@r.sunset)

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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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(@albertokang)

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The Tom 2.0 Live Digital Communication System

The New Tom 2.0 Live Digital Communication System for the President of the Untied States is still not complete See Alberto Kang Gazette http://albertokang.wordpress.com/ The History of Tom 2.0 live dates back to the Begining of the Secret Service See Tom 2.0 live Secret Service History http://www.slideshare.net/AlbertoKang/the-tom-2-0-live-history-of-the-secret-service-option-b The American People need to help Tom 2.0 ...more »

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(@bornloyal)

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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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Employer-Employee relationship

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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(@christal.coleman)

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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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(@fitzpatrickshannon)

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Expedited Removal for Canadians

Canada and the US have recently tightned the border and therefore, implementing new rules that citizens of both countries are not aware of. I've been travelling back and forth (being a mere 30 minues from the US border) for my whole life. I then decided to do school in the States and unknowingly overstayed my visa by 5 months. I went home to Canada and came back through the border and wasn't let in. The officer thought ...more »

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(@bornloyal)

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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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