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Rockntractor
07-31-2013, 10:13 PM
By Stephen Dinan

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The Washington Times

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won’t meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system.

The findings were revealed as Congress debates an immigration bill, and the Government Accountability Office’s report could throw up another hurdle because lawmakers in the House and Senate have said that any final deal must include a workable system to track entries and exits and cut down on so-called visa overstays.

The government does track arrivals, but is years overdue in setting up a system to track departures — a goal set in a 1996 immigration law and reaffirmed in 2004, but which has eluded Republican and Democratic administrations.

“DHS has not yet fulfilled the 2004 statutory requirement to implement a biometric exit capability, but has planning efforts under way to report to Congress in time for the fiscal year 2016 budget cycle on the costs and benefits of such a capability at airports and seaports,” GAO investigators wrote.

Outside business groups and Republican donors are trying to breathe life into the push for getting an immigration bill through Congress this year.

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They may all be decomposing in rooms where they were waiting to be questioned.

Meshuga Mikey
07-31-2013, 11:03 PM
By Stephen Dinan

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The Washington Times

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



The government does track arrivals, but is years overdue in setting up a system to track departures — a goal set in a 1996 immigration law and reaffirmed in 2004, but which has eluded Republican and Democratic administrations.

They may all be decomposing in rooms where they were waiting to be questioned.

I know I should not be surprised...I KNOW I should not be shocked. I AM both shocked and surprised.

perhaps this will be blamed on the SEQUESTOR?? George Bush??

oh yes RACISM that NUST be it