GAO exposes lax border, port security

November 8, 2007
Immigration, Top Story
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Government inspectors guarding the nation’s ports of entry are understaffed, fatigued from excessive overtime, poorly trained and frequently fail to question visitors entering the country, according to an audit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations.

The Government Accountability Office, in an audit released this week, said that although CBP inspectors have had some success in identifying individuals not authorized to enter the U.S., they allowed ”several thousand” criminals and inadmissible immigrants to enter in fiscal year 2006. (Houston Chronicle)