By Steve Neavling
The federal government mishandled thousands of green cards over the past three years, according to a new Department of Homeland Security inspector general report.
Among the problems were electronic system errors that led to at least 19,000 cards being issued with correct information or as duplicates.
The inspector general also found that some green card applicants received a card valid for 10 years, instead of the intended two years.
But the head of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services said some of the report’s conclusions were exaggerated, ABC News reports.
The USCIS director said none of the green cards were sent to people who were ineligible to receive them.