As Guest Worker Amnesty Looms—Remember The GAO Fraud Report!


[Also
by Juan Mann:


03/27/06 – Do Reconquistas Already Run Federal
Immigration Bureaucracy?
]


Another
illegal alien amnesty looms on the political
horizon. But as long as the Department of Homeland
Security`s

Citizenship and Immigration Services
(CIS) division
administers it, an

immigration benefit fraud
free-for-all will
certainly result.

Why do I make such harsh judgment?

Look no further than the staggeringly comprehensive
Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released
in March—IMMIGRATION BENEFITS: Additional Controls
and Sanctions Strategy Could Enhance DHS`s Ability to
Control Benefit Fraud (GAO-06-259)
[PDF]. 

The

Treason Lobby
and its handmaidens in the

Senate of the United States
would rather have this
report seized and burned than allow it to ever see the
light of day in the mainstream media, which hasn`t
reported it at all.

But here at

VDARE.com,
the GAO report is still right on the
front burner.

So to review, here`s what the GAO wrote about the agency
that will be charged with passing out millions of
uninvited

“guest worker”
cards sometime in the future, if
the Treason Lobby carries the day.

The GAO`s confidence level with CIS` fraud-detection
ability is not high.

The GAO wrote:


  • “USCIS does not
    have a mechanism to help ensure that adjudicators
    have access to information related to

    detecting fraud
    they may need to carry out their
    responsibilities.  Information regarding fraud
    trends can be provided in various forms including
    e-mails, intranet Web pages, and bulletin board
    notices.”
     
    [page 32]


  • “USCIS
    headquarters operations management told us that the
    adjudications operations is a `high pressure`
    production environment and that they are seeking to
    increase production, but it was not their intention
    that this

    [this what? . . .
    read: application granting free-for-all]

    should come at the expense of making incorrect
    adjudications decisions.”
    [page 6]


  • [A]djudicators
    we interviewed reported that communication from
    management did not clearly communicate to them the
    importance of fraud control; rather it emphasized
    meeting production goals, designed to reduce the
    backlog of applications almost exclusively.”
     
    [page 5-6]


  • “Adjudicators we
    spoke with said that communications from management
    emphasized meeting production backlog goals almost
    exclusively.  They said that management`s focused
    attention on reducing the backlog placed additional
    pressure on them to process applications faster,
    thereby increasing the risk of making incorrect
    decisions, including approving potentially
    fraudulent applications.”
     
    [page 30]

So now that another month has passed since the release
of the March 2006 report, it`s safe to say that things
are probably all still status quo at CIS. 

Let`s face facts: the institutionalized pro-illegal
alien customer service elements of the

federal immigration bureaucracy
aren`t going to go
away (or be “fixed”) anytime soon.

If ever.

The very existence of

several
GAO reports exposing CIS as a

“customer-friendly”
sham is something that
should have been shouted from the rooftops . . . rather
than flushed down the mainstream media`s memory hole.

Maybe someone in the

U.S. Senate
will finally read the GAO report [
PDF]
before it`s too late, and save our country from yet
another amnesty fraud free-for-all. 

But, as

Bryanna Bevens
wrote when the GAO report was
released March 15:


Shoulda, coulda,
woulda…the bottom line is: a guest worker program
can`t be done.

Juan Mann [email
him] is an attorney and the proprietor of


DeportAliens.com
.
He writes a weekly column for


VDARE.com
and
contributes to Michelle Malkin`s


Immigration BLOG
.