The Obama administration has promised an intensive vetting of tens of thousands of refugees coming to the United States, but this kind of thing doesn’t exactly instill confidence in the federal government’s background check abilities:
More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship by Dept of Homeland Security https://t.co/aHNU1G6jYa
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) September 19, 2016
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 Homeland Security Department’s 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 weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.
Does it look like this administration is prepared to carefully vet tens of thousands of refugees?
— Andrew Christiansen (@archristiansen_) September 19, 2016
@GaltsGirl I have so much confidence in the leaders of this nation… not.
— todd seagers (@toddseagers) September 19, 2016
Have Republicans seized and pounced yet?
More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship https://t.co/iq34cjiorf
— JWF (@JammieWF) September 19, 2016
— Laura Walker (@LauraWalkerKC) September 19, 2016
— BandAid (@BandAid58) September 19, 2016
It’s more likely that a promotion is in order.