In a surprise finding by the Government Accounting Office, undercover investigators working for the government were easily allowed to enter the country through border checkpoints along the Northern and Southern border.
In another surprise finding this happened more than once and occurred repeatedly!
I'm shocked, simply shocked!
Undercover investigators entered the United States using fake documents repeatedly this year — including some cases in which Homeland Security Department agents didn't ask for identification.
At nine border crossings on the Mexico and Canadian borders, agents "never questioned the authenticity of the counterfeit documents," according to Government Accountability Office testimony to be released Wednesday.
"This vulnerability potentially allows terrorists or others involved in criminal activity to pass freely into the United States from Canada or Mexico with little or no chance of being detected," concluded the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, in testimony obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
Homeland Security spokesman Jarrod Agen said agents are trained to identify false birth certificates, driver's licenses and other documents. But he conceded that agents sometimes cannot verify more than 8,000 different kinds of currently acceptable IDs without significantly slowing border traffic.
Here's an idea, require one form of verifiable ID or passport. You want to come to the US, jump through the hoops, don't expect us to have to do it.
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