Auditors in the Department of Homeland Security released the sad findings of an audit showing that one of eight illegal aliens who had been ordered deported were still in the system and could be deemed eligible for government benefits. Overall, the finger-pointing between agencies suggested the problem is a lack of coordination.
The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program, better known as SAVE, is intended to be an updated list of aliens who should be deported and barred from government benefits. But those whom the system hasn't found have instead been granted financial benefits or, even worse, access to areas that are supposed to be off-limits to those ineligible, such as airport security. Among those not flagged in the SAVE spot check were criminals who should have been deported after convictions such as extortion, manslaughter and murder. The man in the latter homicide case was made eligible for student aid before finally being removed.
Illegal aliens received additional notoriety this week when it was revealed that, collectively, they were nominated as Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." Ultimately, the award went instead to the preferred choice of illegal aliens who slipped through the cracks and voted in our most recent presidential election: Barack Obama. Illegal aliens who take advantage of incompetent government and policy would certainly agree with Time's choice. But the magazine's selection further underscores what a worthless distinction "Person of the Year" has become.
H/T Patriot Post