Michelle Maklin has an exclusive:
By Michelle Malkin · January 26, 2005 07:16 AM
My latest column, which is also a special news feature in today’s New York Post, is dedicated to the memory of the man pictured above. The story exposes how our behemoth, $34 billion Department of Homeland Security sent a green card approval notice on Jan. 15, 2005 to Mr. Eugueni Kniazev (pronounced Yev-GEN-nee Kuh-NEH-zev), who was murdered at the World Trade Center on that unforgettable day the towers collapsed.
That’s right. The feds sent a green card approval notice less than two weeks ago to a known, deceased Sept. 11 victim:
It doesn’t bother me that much that they sent the green card to a dead guy per se… If the guy dies, it is not like he’s going to call DHS and tell them he won’t be needing that green card after all. Since we are not [thankfully] tracked by the Federal government, they have no way of knowing… Fair enough.
But it is indisputable that the man has not been in contact with DHS for over 3 years! In the post 9/11 era no less. To my way of thinking, if they are waiting to approve him they can at least talk to the guy every few months and make sure he is employed or in school.
Being an advocate of smaller, less intrusive government, I can’t get too worked up over this… but I would have thought that starting September 12, 2001 we would have been tracking this far, far more aggressively. I assumed that all immigration policy was placed on some sort of “hold” until we could get a better handle on things. Clearly that was not the case.