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The Blaze -- Pete Kasperowicz

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has admitted that made a grave error in 2013 when it agreed to spare a known gang member from deportation — a man who is now charged with the murder of three people in North Carolina.

USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez said in a Friday letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that his agency has a process for checking the criminal background of applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. But he admitted that in the case of Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, that process was not followed.

“Based on standard procedures and protocols in place at the time, the DACA request and related employment authorization should not have been approved,” he wrote.

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