Bill Would Halt Naturalizations In Wake Of Citizenship Gaffe

Law360, Washington (September 29, 2016, 7:25 PM EDT) — U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, introduced a bill Wednesday to freeze naturalizations until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fully updates its digital fingerprint database in the wake of a report that over 850 immigrants were granted citizenship after they had been ordered to leave the country.

The bill, introduced after a DHS inspector general report found that 858 people who were under a removal order were granted citizenship under a different identity, would also require the DHS to refer cases of unlawful naturalization to the…

Source: Law360