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Immigration and Naturalization Service Institutional Removal Program

Report No. 02-41
September 2002
Office of the Inspector General


The audit of the INS's administration of the IRP process was conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.

As required by the standards, we tested selected transactions and records to obtain reasonable assurance about the INS's compliance with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, we believe could have a material effect on operations. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the IRP process is the responsibility of INS management.

An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws and regulation. The specific requirements for which we conducted tests are contained in the Unites Sates Code, Title 8, Sections §1226, §1228, §1229a, and §1231 concerning the removal of criminal aliens.

Except for those issues discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section this report, nothing came to our attention that causes us to believe that INS management was not in compliance with the sections of the United States Code cited above.