Homeland Security Report Shares Concerns Over Migrant Screening

A new report from the DHS Inspector General has set off alarm bells. The study claims that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been doing a poor job of screening and vetting non-citizens and asylum seekers trying to enter the United States.

A recent report states that the Department of Homeland Security must completely overhaul the way it screens asylum seekers to address national security concerns.

A redacted version of the June 7 paper was made public this week. It claims that structural weaknesses are making it easier for “dangerous” non-citizens to enter the country.

The report argues that President Joe Biden’s immigration and migration strategy is entirely undermined by the allegation that border security officers lack the tools they need to speak with asylum seekers.

This occurs in the midst of a severe crisis caused by the Biden administration’s inability or unwillingness to implement measures to reduce the number of migrants entering the country each day.

Just last month, in response to three and a half years of Republican pressure, Biden unveiled an unpopular and feckless executive order that supposedly caps the number of people seeking asylum at the border at 2,500 per day. The order has egregious loopholes that render it useless.

DHS concurred with each of the Office of Inspector General’s five suggestions in response to the report in order to start attempting to resolve the issue.

The suggestions included removing limitations on data access, creating new procedures for name checks, upgrading technology, revising the standards for specific people’s screening, and attempting to automate security checks for asylum seekers.

There is growing fear of a concerted terror strike in the United States, like the March attack on a Russian music hall by the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), FBI Director Christopher Wray said to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee last week.

In his meeting with the subcommittee last year, Wray explained to the members how the United States was already under heightened threat but that since then, threats from overseas terrorists had escalated.

According to the inspector general report, Biden’s policies create a vulnerability in national security that may allow dangerous people to enter.