Hundreds of potential ISIS militants are granted US citizenship
Almost 1,000 migrants with potential ties to ISIS have illegally gained US citizenship due to an administrative error at the US Department of Homeland Security.
The 858 illegal immigrants provided the migration service with false data, the General Inspector for the DHS confirmed.
It is noted that immigrants were from the countries which represent ‘a special interest’ to the US national security and thus should undergo a thorough examination.
As it turned out, those wishing to gain the US citizenship were giving false data on their date of birth or names. The fraud was detected after fingerprints of new citizens had not been found in the corresponding data base. As they explained in the Department, the old system in hard copy, without electronic search, is to be blamed.
The next examination showed that 953 more people got legal status…
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