The United States government erroneously granted citizenship to 858 immigrants from countries that are currently being monitored amid concerns that they may pose a threat to national security. Some of the immigrants are from countries that have high incidences of immigration fraud, an internal Department of Homeland Security audit released last Monday, September 19, showed.
Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said the individuals came from “special interest countries,” but he did not release the immigrants’ individual names. The report also did not mention which countries were involved.
Fingerprint scans for as many as 315,000 immigrants, who either have final deportation orders or are criminal fugitives, are missing from federal databases. Apparently, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement has yet to review around 148,000 of said immigrants’ files to add their fingerprints to the digital record.
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The government of Mexico recently warned the state of Texas that it was jeopardizing its currently friendly relationships with the country by refusing to issue birth certificates to children born to undocumented immigrants in the state, even though they held consular identification cards that were issued by the Mexican Consulate.
Mexican officials pointed out that it is widely accepted for “friendly nations” to accept various forms of identification, such as foreign passports, in order to issue birth certificates to children born of immigrants in the United States. The brief filed by the Mexican government was in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of six different children who were born in the U.S. to undocumented parents from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, and who were not issued a birth certificate by the state of Texas.
The Mexican government has also asked Texas to articulate which specific forms of identification it requires in order for birth certificates to be issued to the children of non-U.S. citizens.
President Barack Obama’s administration requested a $2-billion budget from Congress to deal with the wave of children illegally crossing the Mexican border to escape poverty and violence in Central America, the Associated Press reported on June 23.
Investigation revealed that children who illegally immigrate to the United States can often reside in the country for a long time, attending public schools and getting jobs without being deported. This is because of the backlog in courts of immigration cases and the extensive time a deportation case can take. Because of this extended process, perceptions have been created abroad that children can stay in U.S. for a long time or that Congress is going to relax immigration laws, which is unlikely to happen.
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