The U.S. government mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 800 immigrants who had previously been scheduled for deportation, according to a Department of Homeland Security audit released Monday.
All of the scheduled deportees who were granted citizenship came from countries deemed high-risk for either national security or immigration fraud.
“The immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases,” the Associated Press […]
Mustapha Adetunji, son of King Wasiu Ayinde arrived Nigeria today and immediately went to present his father with his Canadian citizenship certificate and Degree certificate acquired from York University in Toronto. Mustapha took to his Instagram to share the happy moment.
“Upon touch down I went to greet my dad with my citizenship and degree from University. @kingwasiuayindemarshal is the proud dad. Thanks for everything dad. Am greatful. #lokeloke