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US House panel finds gaps in asylum oversight

The leader of a House panel is raising concerns that the Department of Homeland Security does not adequately track when immigrants granted asylum in the United States return to the countries they had fled, calling it a “huge, gaping hole” in national security.

US Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House subcommittee on national security, said he was alarmed that federal officials do not learn that asylum seekers return home — a potential sign their application was fraudulent — until they are already back in the United States.

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