Skip to comments.Great news: DHS accidentally granted citizenship to over 800 illegal immigrants
Posted on 09/19/2016 2:26:25 PM PDT by DeweyCA
Remember when the 9/11 Commission and Congress insisted on conglomerating several bureaucracies into the Department of Homeland Security for efficiency? Keep that in mind when reading about the latest lowlight in government competence from DHS, courtesy of the Associated Press. Not only did the massive Cabinet department fail to coordinate properly on tracking over 800 illegal immigrants, many of whom had outstanding deportation warrants, they gave them American citizenship.
And guess where many originated?
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.
How did they miss them? Er
The Homeland Security Departments inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies werent caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.
Say what? Wasnt this precisely the kind of inefficiency that the DHS consolidation was supposed to end a decade ago? The 858 illegals are just a drop in a 315,000-person bucket, as it turns out:
The gap was created because older, paper records were never added to fingerprint databases created by both the now-defunct Immigration and Naturalization Service and the FBI in the 1990s. ICE, the DHS agency responsible for finding and deporting immigrants living in the country illegally, didnt consistently add digital fingerprint records of immigrants whom agents encountered until 2010.
Did DHS officials just discover this problem? Not exactly:
The government has known about the information gap and its impact on naturalization decisions since at least 2008 when a Customs and Border Protection official identified 206 immigrants who used a different name or other biographical information to gain citizenship or other immigration benefits, though few cases have been investigated.
Why arent DHS officials making this a priority? That may not be entirely their fault. The Department of Justice has declined prosecuting cases of immigration fraud, as it turns out. The APs Alicia Caldwell discovered that they took just two of 28 initial cases recommended for prosecution, and they have another 32 investigations in progress. However, their efforts are only directed to those who have tried to get security clearances based on their fraudulent citizenship rather than broadly pursue the fraud.
Over and over again, the Obama administration has insisted that the borders are secure and that they take immigration control seriously. Instead, we keep discovering that they have no interest in pursuing illegal immigration, even when it involves fraud, and that theyre not even interested in fixing the systems that could prevent fraud. At the same time, they accuse those who dont trust the federal government on immigration of being bigots and conspiracy theorists. Small wonder that populism has emerged as a strong political force in 2016. Thats just another sad legacy from Barack Obama.
Then they’re not citizens.....period. You send them a letter and that’s it.
Not a accident.
On purpose under an Odungo directive....
Does any rational person believe this was done “accidentally”?
How laughable that this was even suggested! Fools.
Then “accidentally” revoke it.
Unless of course there was nothing “accidental” about it.
“Obama does not care at all about terrorists coming into the country. “
Oh yes he does! He’s actively recruiting them! Obola isn’t stupid, he’s still focussed on his “transformation goals,” which mainly are to infuse America with enough Muslims to finish off all the white people here.
And sill the white idiots swoon over him, and they will until one of his Muslim buddies puts a gun to their heads.
This list needs to go to all the State SOSs ASAP to block the faux citizens from voting.
It should be expressed as “accidentally”.
Yeah, accidentally, on purpose.
Maybe they can run the list of new citizens against the money donor list and see if there’s any matches. Naw...just move along.
Thanks je, jah, j, Whatever; jahsen.
The current oath of citizenship reads as follows:
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
Just like a false enlistment in the military is VOID, this citizenship FUBAR is also VOID as the person swears, “...that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation OR PURPOSE OF EVASION.” Multiple fraudulent names submitted, no fingerprint correlation makes this VOID.
So don't give me this "There's nothing we can do" crap. These illegals aren't citizens until the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. That is, if we had an administration that obeyed the rule of law.
The good news is that it isn’t more.
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