U.S. Mistakenly Offers Citizenship to Hundreds
A United States government agency mistakenly offered citizenship to over 800 immigrants who had been ordered to leave the country.
This information comes from a report this week by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The inspector general, John Roth, has the job of investigating problems at the agency.
Here is what happened, according to the report:
At least 858 immigrants had been ordered expelled or removed from the United States. But they then requested citizenship under a different name, or provided a different date of birth.
When applying for citizenship, foreigners are required to provide fingerprints. But the fingerprints from their earlier immigration records were not saved on computers.
That meant the government could not find the prints from the earlier records. It did not find out about the removal orders and, as a result, approved people for citizenship who should have been rejected, Inspector General Roth said.
Computer records, unlike paper records, can be searched quickly.
"This situation created opportunities for individuals to gain the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship through fraud," Roth said.
Roth did not identify any of the immigrants who gained citizenship through fraud. But he said they were all from "special interest countries." Those are nations that present a national security concern for the United States, or have high rates of immigration fraud.
The Department of Homeland Security said it has long had a problem with paper fingerprint records that have not been made part of computer records. The department said it is working to add those paper records to computers and will examine "every file" listed as possible fraud.
But it said that not all people who asked for citizenship without computer fingerprint records were offered citizenship.
Businessman Donald Trump is the presidential candidate of the Republican Party. He has promised to tighten rules for people seeking to immigrate to the United States.
Trump made a statement that connected the inspector general's report to the terrorist attacks last weekend. The attacks included a bombing and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey. In addition, a man armed with a knife attacked people at a shopping center in Minnesota.
There were injuries, but nobody was killed except the person who Minnesota police said carried out the knife attacks.
Trump said the inspector general's report "puts this weekend's attacks in a broader perspective."
That is why Trump said he wants "extreme vetting for immigrants from troubled parts of the world where terrorists live and train." Vetting are the investigations done when someone seeks citizenship, jobs and loans.
Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. Clinton said she has long supported "tough vetting for making sure that we don't let people into this country" who might represent a danger.
"But let us remember, there are millions of naturalized citizens from all over the world," she said. "There are millions of law-abiding peaceful Muslim-Americans."
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1.applying for 申请
She was my sponsor when I was applying for Party membership.
2.immigration record 移民记录
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3.find out 找出；发现
I need to find out who tried to frame me.
4.immigration fraud 移民欺诈
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1.It did not find out about the removal orders and, as a result, approved people for citizenship who should have been rejected, Inspector General Roth said.
as a result 结果；因此
As a result, the bad thing has been turned into a good one.
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2.In addition, a man armed with a knife attacked people at a shopping center in Minnesota.
In addition 另外，此外
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本周，美国土安全部公布的报告指出该“乌龙事件” 。检察长约翰·罗斯（John Roth）负责该机构的督察工作 。
移民申请公民资格时需提供指纹记录 。但是其之前移民记录上的指纹并没有录入到数据库中 。
这就表示政府无法搜寻到先前的指纹记录 。检察长罗斯表示，移民局没有发现驱逐出境令，因此批准了本该离境移民的公民资格 。
罗斯尚未披露通过欺诈获取公民资格的移民身份 。但他表示，他们都来自“特殊利益国家” 。这些国家是指对美国构成重大安全隐忧，或移民诈欺严重的国家 。
国土安全部表示，长期以来，纸质指纹记录一直因各种问题没能输入数据库 。该部门表示，现正将纸质指纹输入数据库中，并将审查每一份可能存在欺诈的申请文件 。
富商唐纳德·川普（Donald Trump）是共和党总统候选人 。他承诺将收紧美国的移民政策 。
上周，川普发表的一份声明中将检察长出具的报告与恐怖袭击挂钩 。包括纽约和新泽西州发生的爆炸及爆炸未遂事件 。另外，一名持刀男子在明尼苏达州某购物中心袭击了民众 。
这也是川普坚称“审查那些来自恐怖分子生活及训练地区的移民时要极其谨慎”的原因 。审查是指移民申请公民资格、就业和贷款时所进行的调查 。
希拉里·克林顿（Hillary Clinton）是民主党总统候选人 。希拉里称，她一直秉持“严格审查以确保潜在恐怖分子无法进入美国”的信念 。