U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was supposed to have completed its conversion to a new automated system last year that would streamline and speed up the processing of green cards and other immigration benefits. Not only has the system gone 480 percent over budget and failed to meet its deadlines but it has increased green card errors rather than reducing them, an audit by the Inspector General’s Office has found. The most shocking “error” is buried on page 28 of the 65-page report.
Here, the nation learns that USCIS printed “potentially hundreds” of green cards with the wrong names or sent them to the wrong addresses, a dramatic increase in such mistakes since the new system was implemented in 2012. This error “has created potential security concerns about documents that cannot be accounted for or that may have fallen into the wrong hands,” the inspector general report states. READ MORE