Becoming an American: Immigration & Immigrant Policy : 1997 Executive Summary

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U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, 1997 - Aliens - 64 pages

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Page 24 - Taiwan was established and chartered as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the District of Columbia. The...
Page 1 - Christopher H. Smith (chairman of the Subcommittee) presiding. Mr. SMITH. The Subcommittee will come to order. I am pleased to convene this hearing of the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights. This will be the first in a series of hearings devoted to the preparation of and enactment of a Foreign Relations Act for fiscal years 1998 and 1999.
Page 36 - OSAC has also begun to focus on the protection of information with the increase in international industrial espionage. Strategic Planning The Department's is actively making progress in strategic management, including meeting the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. Under the leadership of an Advisory Group of nine Assistant Secretaries, a Strategic Planning Team is developing an overarching International Affairs Strategic Plan covering all US Government activities...
Page 7 - ... Force, and the credible possibility of its use, are essential to defend our vital interests and to keep America safe. But force alone can be a blunt instrument, and there are many problems it cannot solve. To be effective, force and diplomacy must complement and reinforce each other. For there will be many occasions, in many places, where we will rely on diplomacy to protect our interests, and we will expect our diplomats to defend those interests with skill, knowledge and spine.
Page 5 - ... buildings. We will continue to use the proceeds of sales to make cost-effective real property purchases where there is both a demonstrated need and documented cost benefits. Diplomatic Readiness Secretary Albright, in the statement submitted to this Committee for her confirmation hearing last month, noted that American leadership in the world derives from having the full range of foreign policy tools, including military force and vigorous diplomacy. The Secretary also cited the direct contribution...
Page 8 - Give us the tools and we will do the job. Thank you very much. [The prepared statement of Mr. Kennedy appears in the appendix.] Mr.
Page 7 - Finally, the Department already requires overseas missions, and bureaus in Washington, to prepare annual performance plans which will now be derivative of the Department's strategic plan The process...
Page 4 - In order to meet these challenges, there is a real need for diplomatic readiness, maintaining, or in many cases, restoring the human and material infrastructure that allows the Secretary and others, whether they work for the State Department or other agencies of the US Government, to advance the national policy agenda overseas. This is not an easy burden.
Page 7 - The real estate asset management program disposes of unneeded properties and uses the proceeds to meet higher priority real property needs. This program generated $59 million in the last two fiscal years, and with these funds and other appropriation balances new facilities were purchased which are now saving over $12 million annually in avoided lease costs — a saving which will recur every year Keeping leasehold costs under control is critical to preserving funding for even...
Page 4 - Agencies with an overseas presence. In order to help improve our ability to manage such a worldwide operation, and ensure that every tax dollar is wisely utilized, the Department has made significant progress on a number of important management issues.

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