US Government Mistakenly Grants Citizenship to Hundreds of Immigrants

US Government Mistakenly Grants Citizenship to Hundreds of ImmigrantsThe U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders, according to an audit released today by the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog. The department’s inspector general, John Roth, found that these individuals came from countries with high rates of immigration fraud or were registered as national security concerns. The problem became apparent after department employees working on citizenship applications did not have access to fingerprint records of some individuals, according to the audit.

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