Immigration Visa Screening Reform Proposed

Homeland Security IG finds CBP is not keeping detailed records. 

The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security is urging immigration authorities to overhaul the Visa Security Program (VSP) in the midst of an unprecedented surge of migrants under President Biden’s administration. 

The report from the IG said that, under the VSP, federal agencies screen visa applications received at consular posts across 29 countries. During its investigation, it was observed that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not keep detailed records of these screenings and is therefore unable to confirm that every application did receive proper vetting. 

Moreover, of the 120 applications the IG reviewed, it found 15 with potential issues. In 13 of these cases, analysts did not sufficiently substantiate their conclusions while a further two suffered from incomplete data due to problems with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) data transfer system. 

The review further found that CBP does not track costs associated with the VSP. 

Just two weeks ago, the Office of the Inspector General found “security risks” among evacuees from Afghanistan who entered the U.S. without sufficient identification documents to ensure proper screening and vetting. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For DHS Inspector General Cuffari as he oversees the review of immigration vetting and documentation regarding visas.
  • For Commissioner Magnus as he heads U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • For God to guide Secretary Mayorkas as he leads the Department of Homeland Security.

Sources: Just The News,  Homeland Security Today 


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