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CBP violated laws, let violent criminals go free: Govt watchdog


WILL PLAY IT IN HIS WORDS LIFE. KEEP WATCHING. MELISSA?>>Melissa: BREAKING THIS HOUR, A FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE AS WE ARE OBTAINING A LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS FROM A TOP GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG. IT CLAIMS THAT CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION HAS BEEN FEELING TO COLLECT DNA SAMPLES FROM DETAINED MIGRANTS FOR NEARLY A DECADE. AND THAT THIS DISTRIBUTED D AND THAT THIS DISTRIBUTED S AND THAT THIS DISTRIBUTED U AND THAT THIS DISTRIBUTED B AND THAT THIS DISTRIBUTED N AND THAT THIS DISTRIBUTED G VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW HAS ALLOWED CRIMINALS TO WALK FREE. CATHERINE HERRIDGE IS LIVE AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WITH MORE ON THIS STORY. CATHERINE?>>THANKS, MELISSA. GOOD AFTERNOON. IN THIS 7-PAGE LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OBTAINED BY FOX NEWS, THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL SAID CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION HAS FAILED TO FOLLOW FEDERAL LAW, COMPROMISE PUBLIC SAFETY, AND LET VIOLENT OFFENDERS WALK THROUGH IT ALSO CONTAINS THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE LANGUAGE REBUKING THE DEPARTMENT FOR ALSO DEFENDING ITS ACTIONS OVER THE LAST DECADE. IT READS IN PART, “THE AGENCY’S NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW HAS ALLOWED SUBJECTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACCUSED OF VIOLENT CRIMES, INCLUDING HOMICIDE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT, TO ELUDE DETECTION EVEN WHEN DETAINED MULTIPLE TIMES BY CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. THIS IS AN UNACCEPTABLE DERELICTION OF THE AGENCY’S LAW-ENFORCEMENT MANDATES.” FOX NEWS FIRST PROFILED THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS BEHIND HIS COMPLAINT LAST MONTH, AND UNDER THE LAW CBP WAS REQUIRED TO COLLECT DNA FROM INDIVIDUALS IN ITS CUSTODY TO BE RUN AGAINST FBI VIOLENT CRIMES DATABASES. SO THAT THEY COULD CONFIRM IF THE MIGRANTS ARE CONNECTED TO OPEN SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MURDER CASES AMONG OTHERS. THIS PROGRAM IS SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FROM DNA COLLECTION, DESIGNED TO ESTABLISH FAMILY CONNECTIONS AMONG MIGRANTS. THIS DNA SCREENING FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS WAS PUT ON HOLD BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, IN AROUND 2009. THEN SECRETARY NAPOLITANO SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD RESOURCE ISSUES, AND THEN ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER AGREE. BUT SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATORS HAVE SIDED WITH THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS THAT THIS EXCEPTION WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE PERMANENT, ESPECIALLY NOT FOR A DECADE.>>WE HAVE A GREAT TOOL THAT WAS MANDATED BY AND APPROVED BY CONGRESS, AS A LAW. AND WE ARE NOT USING IT.>>U.S. CITIZENS, LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENCE, AND HAV PERMANENT RESIDENCE, AND HAE PERMANENT RESIDENCE, AND HAB PERMANENT RESIDENCE, AND HAE PERMANENT RESIDENCE, AND HAN HARMED TO DO DO OUR AGENCY NOT COLLECTING DNA.>>WE CONTACTED SECRETARY McALEENAN BUT HE DID NOT RESPOND, CITING A SCHEDULED. THEY WANT DHS TO MEDIALLY BEGIN SCREENING FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS. IT SHOULD HAVE BEGAN — AND THIS

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