Chairman Johnson Statement on DHS Inspector General Report on USCIS Immigration Benefits

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said the following Tuesday after the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General released a report  titled, “USCIS Automation of Immigration Benefits Processing Remains Ineffective.”  

“Today’s inspector general report concludes that as a result of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ flawed database, hundreds of green cards may have been sent to the wrong people,” said Sen. Johnson. “This failed effort to automate the processing of immigration benefits is concerning and poses unnecessary national security risks. Not only is this project running years behind schedule and billions over budget, its continued shortcomings put our nation at risk.  With ISIS and other terrorist groups active around the world and committed to attacks on our country, our national security depends on our systems for screening visa and immigration applications working effectively.”

The DHS IG report can be found here.