It’s no wonder that immigration has been the hot button topic during this election. Ordinary Americans live with the consequences of a lax immigration enforcement system every day.
Considering the trillions of tax dollars Americans pay to keep the government running, would it be too much to ask that they do their jobs efficiently once in a while? Apparently so, as one shocking report now reveals:
The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday.
The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said they were all from “special interest countries” — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. (…)
At least three of the immigrants-turned-citizens were able to acquire aviation or transportation worker credentials, granting them access to secure areas in airports or maritime facilities and vessels. Their credentials were revoked after they were identified as having been granted citizenship improperly, Roth said in his report.
A fourth person is now a law enforcement officer.
The problem is blamed on outdated technology, but that invites the question: If they haven’t even been using it to purchase state of the art equipment all this time, what have the Feds being doing with all the money we’re forced to give them? And why should we give them any more?
Source: Yahoo! News