Reports are coming out that US officials uncovered an operation in Hungary allowing people to enter the U.S. under false identities.
Individuals were able to use Hungarian passports and false identities to enter the U.S. illegally and unnoticed.
As reported by apnews.com:
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have identified a passport fraud scheme in Hungary that has allowed people to enter the U.S. under false identities.
Officials say that U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center notified the U.S. Embassy in Budapest of an Interpol notice on an individual who had fraudulently obtained a Hungarian passport that led to the scheme’s discovery.
The issue was first reported Thursday by the Washington Post.
The newspaper reported that about 700 non-Hungarians have fraudulently obtained Hungarian passports and that at least 85 of them have attempted to travel to the U.S.
Exact numbers have not been confirmed of how many people were able to get into the United States using this system, but a Department of Homeland Security document was cited saying there had been 65 successful attempts. These would be individuals that are in the United States that we have no idea who they are or why they are here. All the U.S. knows is that they wanted to hide their identities.
That’s scary when you start thinking about the fact that we live in an age where the threat of terrorism looms over us on a daily basis. It’s possible that every hole Trump plugs, criminals and those who wish to do us harm will find another way in.
Do you think this is a threat to take seriously, or should we overlook it and stay concerned with Mexico and known terrorist countries?