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Topic - John Sandweg
The Obama administration deported just 1 percent of illegal immigrants living within the interior of the U.S. last year, according to statistics released Thursday, which signals that most illegal immigrants face little chance of being kicked out of the country.
A program that gives coveted immigrant green cards to wealthy foreign investors was so susceptible to fraud and abuse that it was used by an Iranian network that sought to send banned high technology home and spread terrorism abroad, federal investigators said.
The bipartisan leaders of a key Senate panel have taken the rare step of calling for the resignation of the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, saying they have documented through whistleblowers several allegations of inappropriate behavior, including accusations he soft-pedaled an internal probe of the Secret Service prostitution scandal.
The former head of the Department of Homeland Security's advanced research unit is the latest high-profile DHS official to join a contracting supergroup co-founded by the former director of the Secret Service, reinforcing the concerns of a Senate subcommittee that the agency's inspector general was influenced in his review of the service's prostitution scandal.
A Republican senator is raising questions about whether there was "improper contact" between the former general counsel and the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security in its review of the Secret Service's 2012 prostitution scandal.
Taking crowdsourcing to the next level, the federal government unveiled a new "predator app" Thursday that is designed to enlist Americans in urgent hunts for potential sex predators by pushing photos and descriptions of suspects onto their mobile phones.
He said the administration is trying to target criminals, whose deportations also are more costly.
"Increasing border security is a top priority, and the results you see today clearly illustrate our ongoing commitment to this goal," said John Sandweg, acting director of ICE.