Hearing

03.16.17

Immigration Benefits Vetting: Examining Critical Weaknesses in USCIS Systems

March 16, 2017 9:30 AM | HOUSE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (HVC) ROOM 210

The purpose of the hearing is to examine challenges facing information technology (IT) systems used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to adjudicate immigration benefits. Without effective IT systems to process applicants, immigrants could potentially receive immigration benefits or even be granted citizenship despite posing national security threats. The hearing will focus on findings from the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) related to these critical systems.

Opening Statements

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

Witnesses

Ms. Lori Scialabba
Acting Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Ms. Carol Harris
Director
Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Witness Testimony

The Honorable John Roth
Inspector General
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony