Visa Fraud

"Unfortunately, State Department senior managers have not required or encouraged consular officers — even those assigned to manage fraud prevention units — to get the necessary training and learn about the new tools to counter fraud."

- Jessica Vaughan, CIS Director of Policy Studies

"Most visa processing posts are woefully understaffed, which results in very brief interviews. Managers value speed of adjudication over clarity of decision making, so many borderline visa cases that deserve closer scrutiny end up being issuances."

- David Seminara, CIS Fellow