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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MADRID 002885
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AFIN AFSI AMGT CMGT CVIS
SUBJECT: CONSULAR SENIOR IV FSN WORKSHOP AT FSI, (PC-
123) September 13-17,2004.
REF: SECSTATE 157760
1. POST WISHES TO NOMINATE ELISA SALVADOR, SENIOR IV
FSN, MADRID, SPAIN FOR THE CONSULAR SENIOR IV FSN
WORKSHOP. SHE WAS NOT SELECTED IN 2002 OR 2003. PLEASE
SEE INFORMATION REGARDING CANDIATE BELOW;
A) Salvador, Elisa
C) Alcy R. Frelick, Counselor for Consular Affairs
D) DPOB: May 11, 1953, Calahorra, La Rioja, Spain. PPT
E) RAMC Employee Number: 008042290
F) English Level: 4/3+
G) Description of duties performed at present: IV FSN
Supervisor, directs IV and DV processing at post.
Supervises one FSN and provides guidance and advice to
First and Second tour FSOs. She is the principal
liaison with the DHS office at post for handling
immigrant visa petitions and waivers. She also serves
as post's liaison with the Consular Support Help Desk,
the National Visa Center's IV Unit, and KCC.
In liaison with Public Affairs, Elisa coordinates the
consular public information disseminated by post
through Embassy Website, telephone scripts for the
umbrella European visa information contractor (post's
visa information and appointment line), and printed
information. She is the senior FSN in the post Fraud
Prevention Unit. She creates and maintains FPU files
containing information from State and DHS. She attends
all anti-fraud meetings, and builds contacts with local
police, airport personnel, and Civil Guard. In the
absence of the FPU FSO, she coordinates all anti fraud
activities for the consular section. Elisa serves as
post's resident expert on trafficking in person's
With significant numbers of Latin American, North
African, Eastern European, and Sub-Saharan immigrants
in Spain, the Immigrant Visa unit is a wider range of
nationalities applying for immigrant visas. This
influx of third country national immigrant visa
applicant requires her to track trends in immigration
to Spain, terrorist reporting, and organized crime
H) Length of service: 30 Years (1974)
Elisa has worked in different consular units. She has
worked the past four (4) years in the IV unit.
I) Prior Participation:
FSI FSN Fraud Prevention Course Jan29 - Feb2,2001
J) Last visit to DC area: January 2001.
K) Post Justification of nomination: Elisa is truly the
FSN post turns to first to handle a wide variety of
consular related issues. She is engaged, interested
and anxious for this training opportunity.
Her English is excellent. She has specific
responsibilities for Immigrant Visas and the Fraud
Prevention Program; however, Elisa has previously
worked in American Citizen Services and currently works
closely with the Non-Immigrant Visa unit. This broad
perspective on consular issues makes her an extremely
valuable staff member.
Elisa's opportunity for training has consisted solely
of Fraud Prevention training. Her experience at that
conference truly transformed Post's fraud prevention
program to one that is not only active but emphasizes
liaison and cooperation with host country officials.
Her efforts and contacts in this area resulted in the
Embassy sending our first International Visitor in the
area of trafficking in persons. Her contributions to
the annual trafficking in person's report were
remarkable - she provided key contacts, information,
and trends to the political officer drafting the
Elisa would have a great deal to contribute to the
conference and would benefit from being exposed to
ideas from other posts. While she has extensive
experience at post, with four/4 years in Immigrant Visa
work, she is still young enough to anticipate many
years of productive service ahead. The visit to to DHS
in Vermont would be particularly useful due to the
close collaboration needed in Madrid between the IV
section and the DHS Office. She is a strong candidate
and eager for this training opportunity.
L) Round trip airfare: approximately $720.00