Inspector general finds 100% error rate for Obama's ICE screening illegal immigrants for ties to terrorism - Obama Allowed Every Dangerous Immigrant in That Obama Could Find!
Once again, an Inspector General has come to the rescue identifying incompetence (the charitable interpretation) in the federal bureaucracy. Elizabeth Harrington of The Free Beacon reports on the stunning level of error in the screening of illegal immigrants released from custody by ICE agents toward the end of Obama’s presidency:
The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors, where ICE officials were not in compliance with security standards.
"ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists," the inspector general said. "Although ERO uses KSTEP to screen all aliens who are in ICE custody, ERO policy does not require continued screening of the approximately 2.37 million aliens when released and under ICE supervision."
The problem, even by ICE's own admission, is systemic:
ICE blamed these deficiencies on "limited program oversight and weak management controls."
And the problem continues:
ICE warned that the problem is continuing into the Trump administration, noting [that] the agency has identified "at least 19 more cases since January 2016 when field personnel did not transmit the required incident reports to ICE headquarters."
The inspector general identified at least nine field offices and smaller offices that as recently as July 2017 did not "have the infrastructure necessary to communicate derogatory information about known or suspected terrorists."
"The lack of real-time information sharing capabilities jeopardizes ICE's ability to make decisions on known or suspected terrorists," the inspector general said.
Alas, ICE, part of the Department of Homeland Security, does not have a confirmed new director, and operates under the leadership of a temporary acting director, installed by President Trump shortly after taking office. The acting head, Thomas Homan, "an ICE agent famous for his deportation record," may have the ability to correct the systemic deficiencies, for all I know. If so, he ought to be confirmed by the Senate quickly. If not, a reformist head ought to be named and confirmed rapidly, to plug this obvious serious hole in the nation's protective shield. But we all know that Chuck Schumer and the Democrats do not want to see President Trump succeed, so the rate of Senate confirmations is at a snail's pace.
Mark Zuckerberg (OBAMA AND PELOSI FINANCIER) is urging people to call their local congressperson in support of undocumented Dreamers
“This is a basic question of whether our government works,” he wrote.
ZUCKERBERG WANTS TO FILL USA WITH MEXICANS SO THEY WILL VOTE DEMOCRAT SO HE CAN RIG MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS INTO HIS POCKETS
ZUCKERBERG AND HIS CROOKED POLITICIANS DON'T MAKE THEIR BIGGEST MONEY FROM BRIBES. THEY MAKE IT FROM STOCK MARKET MANIPULATION PROFITS USING TAXPAYER RESOURCES.
By Kurt Wagner
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is fighting for changes to U.S. immigration policy — and encouraging those on Facebook to call their congressional leaders to do the same.
Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page Wednesday in support of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, but are protected from deportation through a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
That program is set to end, though some elected officials are hoping to use pressure from a looming government shutdown to try to renew the program or find a similar solution.
“Every day that Congress doesn’t act more DACA recipients are losing their status,” Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday. “This is a basic question of whether our government works. Can Congress come together and find a path forward, or will we default to forcing almost one million people out of their jobs and country?”
Zuckerberg added that he’s been “calling members of Congress,” and encouraged others to do the same.
Immigration has always been a major issue for Zuckerberg. He co-founded FWD.us, an immigration-focused lobbying group, and has donated money to college funds for undocumented students in the past. Back in September, he posted a Facebook Live video from his home with three undocumented immigrants, sharing their stories and answering viewer questions.
Zuckerberg isn’t the only big-time tech executive taking an interest in Dreamers. His counterpart at Facebook, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, also posted on Wednesday shortly after Zuckerberg, calling the expiration of the DACA program “cruel.”
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, who has historically been very quiet when it comes to philanthropy or social issues, also donated $33 millionjust last week to help fund college scholarships for undocumented students.