Unfreaking believable. Thousands of green cards are now missing and it is due to the sheer incompetency of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials sending them to the wrong addresses. This absolutely puts national security at risk. A report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) reported this yesterday.
And since they are missing, how do we know they weren’t stolen? They are almost certainly now in the hands of illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Heads should roll over this, seriously. They knew they had a problem, but it is magnitudes greater than they feared. I’m not shocked by this with Obama at the helm. All of these agencies need to be gutted and rebooted. This is just horrifying in its implications.
From The Daily Caller:
“It appears that thousands of green cards have simply gone missing,” DHS Inspector General John Roth said in a news release. “In the wrong hands, green cards may enable terrorists, criminals, and undocumented aliens to remain in the United States. It is vital that USCIS ensure better tools and procedures are in place to mitigate such risks.”
The USCIS in the last three years received more than 200,000 reports from approved applicants claiming their cards were never delivered, the IG found. Monday’s audit — a follow-up to a March IG report saying USCIS officials sent hundreds of green cards to the wrong addresses — revealed “the problem was far worse than originally thought,” the IG said.
But the actual number of missing cards is unknown, as USCIS relies on reports from applicants, the IG said.
The number of reports about missing cards increased from 44,519 in fiscal year 2013, to 67,247 in fiscal year 2014, to 92,645 in fiscal year 2015, partly because of technical problems with the agency’s immigration database and partly due to U.S. Postal Service issues, according to the IG.
The IG has also found that the USCIS produced at least 19,000 cards with incorrect information or were duplicates. USCIS, in addition, gave cards with 10-year expiration dates to 2,400 immigrants approved only for two-year conditional residence status. USCIS hasn’t recovered the majority of those incorrect cards. And I doubt they ever will.
Most of the errors are being blamed on the “flawed design and functionality” of the agency’s Electronic Immigration System (ELIS). Duh. But you better put blame where it belongs on the officials overseeing this as well. Of course, USCIS is saying the findings are unfair as they go off last known addresses. But that just makes these nincompoops look even worse. Obama has removed vital aerial observation over the border and now this… sounds like he is pushing his agenda on immigration as hard as he can before President Trump takes office.