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:


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?

It’s more likely that a promotion is in order.