Feds say 2,000 extended work permits were issued unintentionally

Leon Rodriguez, the Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), told a federal judge that 2,000 extended work permits were wrongly issued to illegals in the U.S. due to unintentional computer system mistakes, and were not an effort to get around a court injunction against Obama’s executive actions on immigration:

In a court filing submitted late on Friday night, the feds said once an injunction was issued in February by a federal judge in Texas, “USCIS immediately took a series of steps intended to ensure that the agency ceased its preparations to implement” the President’s actions.

But they also detailed how a series of internal computer system missteps had allowed around two thousand applications to go through, despite the court ban that was in place.

“USCIS discovered that it had erroneously failed to remove these cases from the processing queue,” said Donald Neufeld, who oversees the operations of immigration service centers.

“In retrospect, I believe that USCIS should have exercised greater management oversight,” Rodriguez stated to the court.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has requested a full investigation of the error by his agency’s inspector general. He wants the internal investigation finished by June 8.