The DHS Lost Thousands of Illegal Immigrants
Why has our government lost track of thousands of illegal immigrants, and how can we keep these mistakes from happening again?
From Daily Caller. Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden is demanding Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas provide information over his agency losing the ability to track thousands of illegal immigrants released into the country, according to a copy of a Thursday letter first obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Gooden’s inquiry centers around a recent inspector general report that found that DHS lacks the ability to track all illegal immigrants released from their custody into the U.S. interior, partially because of the large numbers coming into the country, and also because many of them use fraudulent addresses. Additionally, the report found that 177,000 migrant records “were either missing, invalid for delivery, or not legitimate residential locations.” …
Gooden asked Mayorkas to provide his plan to improve the internal processes to validate addresses and track illegal immigrants released into the country.
Of the migrant records, 6%, or 54,663, contained no addresses, according to the inspector general’s report. Federal authorities also didn’t have the ability to vet the addresses. …
DHS didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment regarding Gooden’s inquiry. However, in a previous response to the inspector general report, DHS says its authorities are vetting illegal aliens and that it isn’t capable of making the recommended fixes. …
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(Excerpt from Daily Caller. Photo Credit: Josue Decavele/Getty Images)
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