Possibly Ineligible People Given Citizenship, Report Says

Law360, New York (September 19, 2016, 5:24 PM EDT) — A watchdog for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a report Monday saying over 850 people have been granted citizenship even though they had been ordered to leave the country, when their fingerprint information wasn’t in a specific government system.

According to a report from the DHS Office of Inspector General, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services granted citizenship to 858 people who had been ordered removed or deported with a different identity when their fingerprint records weren’t located in a DHS fingerprint system, known as…

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