What Homeland Security just actually ADMITTED should give every American CHILLS
How many of y’all remember the name Mohammed Atta? I do, because he was one of the 9-11 conspirators and once traveled the streets of the city of Plantation. That’s where the West family move after my twenty-two years of military service in 2004. It was there that Atta was pulled over on a traffic stop, but let go. Later, he and his fellow conspirators would purchase their flight tickets in the beachside town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The majority of these men had invalid student visas. If there’s one thing we should’ve learned it was better controls on our issuance and tracking of student visas — especially from countries on the terror watch list or those that harbor terrorist groups within their borders.
But we haven’t learned a doggone thing.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “The Department of Homeland Security remains unable to accurately report the number of aliens who illegally overstay their visas into the country more than 12 years after the agency was ordered to employ a tracking system to monitor these individuals, according to a new government oversight report that is highly critical of the department’s efforts.
More than 12 years after DHS was ordered to implement a biometric system to track the number of aliens who leave the United States when their visas expire, the agency is still in the planning stages and has failed to meet its mandated requirement, according the Government Accountability Office, which has been tracking the department’s progress since 2004.
“DHS had not yet fulfilled the 2004 statutory requirement to implement a biometric exit capability or the statutory requirement to report overstay estimates, and as of January 2016, DHS has planning efforts underway but has not yet met these requirements,” the GAO concluded in a new report released this month.”
One thing we know for sure — if there’s a perceived “crisis,” the response is always to create a new government agency. I kinda had to chuckle listening to a GOP presidential candidate state that we needed a new government agency for cyber warfare. The reason why I laughed is because the Department of Defense already has US CYBERCOM (Cyber Command) responsible for cyber attacks against the United States — hmm, how would you grade their performance?