News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Report faults FBI over problems in ID-check system

By Robert Schmidt


Thousands of immigrants must wait years to win U.S. citizenship or legal residency, and possible criminals may escape detection because of an FBI security-check system that is riddled with problems, a U.S. Justice Department report found.

The audit by Inspector General Glenn Fine said the FBI's National Name Check Program relies on outdated and inefficient technology, poorly trained personnel, overburdened supervisors and inadequate quality controls.

Some name checks have been delayed for as long as three years, with 327,000 such requests pending as of March, the report found.

"The FBI's name-check process needs significant improvement," Fine said in a statement. "While the FBI is taking steps to address these deficiencies, the name-check process can result in lengthy delays and the risk of inaccurate information. The FBI should make the improvement of this process a priority."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been under intense criticism from lawmakers and immigration-rights groups for its role in slowing the processing of immigration applications.

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