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Fed Tech Slowed ICE Agents Tracking Visa Overstays, Report Finds

A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows just how much the federal government has done to handicap ICE agents who are working to find those who are illegally in the country because of visa overstays. Estimates reveal there are 1.2 million of these individuals in the country. Two of the 9/11 terrorists overstayed their visas.

A pedestrian crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa port of entry has his facial features and eyes scanned at a biometric kiosk Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in San Diego. On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began capturing facial and eye scans of foreigners entering …

Tech Limitations Hinder ICE Enforcement of Visa Overstays

A recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report reveals the information technology (IT) used by the government is ineffective to keep tabs on those who overstay visas. Moreover, the lag also causes a delay in determining whether a visa holder poses a national security threat. There is a backlog of more than 1.2 million visa overstays.

ICE arrests in New York 3

REPORT: ICE Failures Under Obama Leave 2.2 Million ‘Supervised’ Aliens on Streets

A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals startling failures during the Obama Administration that allowed 2.2 million deportable aliens to remain on the streets in a “supervised” status. Aliens with criminal convictions accounted for nearly 400,000 of that total.

ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in Mexico by members of the Los Zetas drug cartel

Inspector General: Obama’s DOJ Failed to Arrest Arms Traffickers Who Killed ICE Agent

In a report published this month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated the shooting death of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata by drug cartel members. The report revealed that Zapata’s death may have been prevented if arms trafficking arrests had been made before the Feb. 15, 2011, attack.

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

OIG: Oakland VA Delayed Processing Disabilities for over a Decade

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has been involved in a scandal regarding the failure to process valid benefit claims, forcing General Eric Shinseki to resign as Secretary of the department on May 30, 2014. In the latest depressing news, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published “Review of Alleged Mismanagement of Informal Claims Processing at VA Regional Office Oakland,” confirming allegations by Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) that the Oakland VA Regional Office had not processed nearly 14,000 benefit claims dating back to the mid-1990s.