DHS Lost Track of 1 Mil Visitors to the United States


And can you blame them? It’s based on a law from 17 years ago. How are they supposed to implement it that quickly?

 The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won’t meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system.

The findings were revealed as Congress debates an immigration bill, and the Government Accountability Office’s report could throw up another hurdle because lawmakers in the House and Senate have said that any final deal must include a workable system to track entries and exits and cut down on so-called visa overstays.

The government does track arrivals, but is years overdue in setting up a system to track departures — a goal set in a 1996 immigration law and reaffirmed in 2004, but which has eluded Republican and Democratic administrations.

“DHS has not yet fulfilled the 2004 statutory requirement to implement a biometric exit capability, but has planning efforts under way to report to Congress in time for the fiscal year 2016 budget cycle on the costs and benefits of such a capability at airports and seaports,” GAO investigators wrote.

That’s the beauty of amnesty. Legalization is instantaneous but security is decades away if ever.

  • DogmaelJones1

    How did that old hymn go? “I was lost, and never found?” Heh, heh, heh!

  • truebearing

    And the Open Society Institutute theme plays on…..

  • Elizabeth capecod

    But yet they have their finger on the pulse of every conservative journalist, every would-be-terrorist war veteran with a gun, every conservative seeking tax exempt status, and so on.

  • LDMack

    Just ask the NSA; they know everything, now.

  • VHG1

    George Soros gets what he pays for, how come we can’t?

  • garyfouse

    Wait till Big Sis takes over UC. They’ll lose one million students records. She already said, when she was introduced last month to the Regents, UC will welcome all students “documented or undocumented”.

  • L Bollar

    It is this incompetence that makes it necessary to turn over the processes of Homeland Security to the military. Knowing who crosses our borders is necessary for protection of not only our citizens, but our institution of government as well. What provokes our elected officials to spend tax dollars in unlimited amounts on those here illegally while ignoring the “dire needs” of citizens?