Thousands of Green Cards Have ‘Simply Gone Missing,’ IG Says

Source: ABC News


Thousands of Green Cards have been mishandled over the past three years, according to a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General report.

Electronic system errors have caused at least 19,000 cards to be issued as duplicates or with incorrect information, such as names, dates of birth, photos and gender, among other errors, the report says.

But the head of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, which manages immigration benefits, says that several of the report’s conclusions were overstated.

USCIS Director said that the agency did not issue Green Cards to any individuals who were not eligible to receive them and that the number of cards containing errors were only a “tiny percentage” of the total issued each year.

He also said that in order to misuse the cards they would have to fall into the hands of someone with “malicious intent” and a physical resemblance to the card’s intended recipient.


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