Homeland Insecurity

In case there was an inkling that the Department of Homeland Security might not be up to snuff, well, here’s affirmation.

A retired police officer used a bogus Mexican ID to enter a Homeland Security building last week. On the card, his date of birth was listed as “Tijuana, B.C.” and his address as “123 Fraud Blvd.” on “Staton Island, N.Y.” [sic].

Furthermore, the forgery was based on a form of the “Matricula Consular” ID which is obsolete and ruled by the Mexican government, as well as the FBI and the General Services Administration, to be insecure.

Mr. DeCell, the ID holder, carries the fake ID in his wallet to see which agencies will accept it.

“DHS is following up on these allegations and will take necessary actions to ensure there is not another occurrence of this type,” said Jarrod Agen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security.

Can’t we at least get a Ministry of Information like in 1984? At least those guys were efficient.

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Homeland Security Accepts Fake ID” [Washington Times via Fark]