Obama Admin: We have Granted Criminals Citizenship Without Checking Against FBI Database

No one really expected Mr. Obama to clean up his act and behave responsibly in the waning days of his administration, did they?  After all, he’s managed to stay in power in spite of refusing to enforce immigration laws, as well as encouraging election fraud and getting his Justice (sic) Department to cover for Hillary.

And those abominations only related to small segments of his scope of responsibilities.  Going into the other ways he has been derelict in his responsibilities as president would take too long, and frankly, be too depressing to detail here.

Immigration has been a special interest of this president, and he has aggressive corrupted the enforcement of the laws governing this area of his responsibility.

Mr Obama has been very expansive in his corruption of the rule of law during his presidency.  To accomplish this, he has employed a number of techniques from issuing questionable executive orders, to blatantly refusing to enforce existing laws, to directing administration officials to sit on or quash important criminal investigations.  He has amassed quite a list of corrupt accomplishments.

With his opportunity to afflict the nation with his corruption of the judicial process coming to an end, we can get a good idea of what he thinks are the most important parts of his legacy by watching where he directs his offenses over the remaining seven weeks of his administration.

Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren’t properly run through the FBI’s name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend.

Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total.

In the internal email, Daniel M. Renaud, associate director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, ordered all officers “not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS,” referring to the Electronic Immigration System that serves as the case management system for processing applications.

At least there are some administrators who are taking responsible actions.  That’s a bit of unusual good news. Unfortunately, not all of the news is good.

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“At this point we are not confident that proper FBI Name Checks have been run on certain ELIS cases. At this point we are uncertain of the scope of the problem,” he wrote.

It was another embarrassing black eye for USCIS, which earlier this year admitted it had granted citizenship to hundreds of criminals who should have been barred but who escaped notice because the agency wasn’t properly checking their fingerprints. Tens of thousands of fingerprints remain in paper files, and the agency was only checking electronic records, an internal audit said.

To make matters worse, more bad news is that the Congressional committee with oversight responsibilities was not informed of the problem until much later.  Deliberately kept in the dark, or just a goof?

Mr. Goodlatte said he was stunned that USCIS didn’t notify him, as the chairman of the committee that oversees the agency, of the new problem. He only learned about it after a source provided him with Mr. Renaud’s internal email.

How big is the problem?

Some 15,000 applications were affected, including about 175 people who had their applications approved despite not having an accurate name check, the department said. Those persons have all had their names resubmitted to the FBI for an update.

FBI name checks are a critical part of the application process, giving immigration officers a look at potential criminal histories or other national security red flags that would make someone ineligible for citizenship.

A responsible chief executive would deal with this problem at once.  We trust the change of leadership will deliver just such a person to the people of America on January 20th.

Source:  Washington Times

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