Big govt, Immigration, Issues

DOJ Brings Foreign Snitches to U.S., Loses Them

The Department of Justice “sponsored” more than 5,000 foreign nationals to come to the U.S. between 2015 and 2017 to act as witnesses in criminal cases… and then promptly lost track of 62 of them. In 18 of the cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal or termination in a timely manner and therefore let the foreign nationals fall into an illegal status,” according to a June audit by the DOJ inspector general. In one instance, “the case agent did not inform FBI headquarters of the foreign national’s status until over 7 months after determining that the individual had absconded.”

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

The Department of Justice “sponsored” about 5,500 foreign nationals to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 in order to provide assistance to the DOJ in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general.

Sixty-two absconded, escaping the DOJ’s monitoring, and in 18 cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal or termination in a timely manner and therefore let the foreign nationals fall into an illegal status,” according to the report.

“Failing to report instances of absconsion inhibits DHS’s ability to execute its responsibilities to locate and handle absconders. This is especially problematic for law enforcement-sponsored foreign nationals because these individuals often have criminal histories or are involved with criminal organizations,” the report said.

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