“Sanctions” For Immigration Benefit Fraud? How About D-e-p-o-r-t-a-t-i-o-n!
The recent Government
Accountability Office (GAO) report – IMMIGRATION
BENEFITS: Additional Controls and Sanctions Strategy
Could Enhance DHS`s Ability to Control Benefit Fraud
reviewed by Bryanna Bevens here on VDARE.com,
certainly raises more questions about the ability of the
Department of Homeland Security`s (DHS) Citizenship and
Immigration Services (CIS) division to even detect, let
alone do anything about, the massive tidal wave of
immigration benefit fraud that inundates its service
centers, district offices and asylum offices nationwide.
Following the Mohammedan Jihadist
attacks of September 11, 2001, the GAO filed reports in
2004 attempting to find out exactly what is going on in the way
of application fraud detection at the former Immigration
and Naturalization Service (and now the CIS).
So what else is new?
Actually this time around, the GAO
gives its own suggestion as to how the folks at DHS
could at least create the appearance of stemming the
tide of immigration fraud.
GAO says how right on the front
page of the report: "Additional controls and a
sanctions strategy could enhance DHS`s ability to control
But where the GAO`s kinder and
gentler Beltway warriors suggest some form of
wrist-slapping "administrative sanctions" against
the thousands of legal and illegal aliens who file all
phony applications seeking immigration benefits, I
have another alternative.
Forget all the bureaucratic
saber-rattling over "sanctions." How about
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) already takes
a dim view of aliens who give false testimony for the
purpose of obtaining an immigration benefit, and aliens
who file frivolous applications for asylum.
INA Section 101(f) – For the purposes of this Act –
No person shall be regarded as, or found to be, a
person of good moral character who, during the
period for which good moral character is required to
be established, is or was . . . (6) one who has
given false testimony for the purpose of
obtaining any benefits under this Act;
- INA Section 208(d)(6)
Frivolous applications. – If the Attorney General
determines that an alien has knowingly made a
frivolous application for asylum and the alien has
received the notice under paragraph (4)(A), the
alien shall be permanently ineligible for any
benefits under this Act, effective as of the
date of a final determination on such application.
How about it, Congress?
Just who is filing all of those
fraudulent applications now
waiting in the wings anyway?
The pie chart on page 9 of the GAO
report (page 13 of the
PDF) gives us some clues based on the total number
of applications filed with CIS during fiscal year 2005.
According to the application pie
chart, here`s what CIS`s adjudicators are doing all day:
Employment authorization applications –
- Other application types
asylum?] – 19 percent
Spouse and family petitions for permanent
residence – 17 percent
Permanent resident petitions for primary
applicants – 11 percent
- Naturalization applications
for U.S. citizenship filed by current permanent
residents – 9 percent
- Replacement or renewal
applications for permanent residence – 9 percent
Non-immigrant worker status – 6 percent
- Travel document applications
– 6 percent
And guess what–excluding the 9
percent of applications for naturalization, and to be
even more than charitable here, excluding another 9
percent of applications for the replacement of resident
alien cards (because no illegal alien would file for a
“replacement” green card if he didn`t already
have a valid card, right?? . . . ), a whopping 82
percent of the applications filed were by aliens without
That`s right. The immigration
benefit fraud is being committed here by the usual
suspects – namely, the same old never-ending flow of
visa over-staying illegal aliens.
These are the
uninvited guest workers of tomorrow, dear
readers, that is, if their fake, phony fraudulent
applications prove to be unsuccessful.
So, by extrapolation, most of the
fraudulent applications flooding the CIS`s 33 district
offices, 4 service centers and 8
asylum offices non-stop, day after day, are being
filed by aliens without legal status already in the
United States in the no-lose no-deportation lottery of a
And with no controls in place to
stop any of it, the CIS`s
mega-lottery for millions of illegal aliens
A VDARE.com reader commented on the
CIS fraud fiesta via e-mail to me on March 18:
GAO] used the word DISCRETION. We hear that a lot on
the border. It really means `find a way to let them
in . . . We don`t want to hurt anybody`s feelings.`
The burden used to be on the alien to prove that they
are admissible. The burden of proof now lies on
us to prove they are inadmissible.”
And that`s the way it is . . . but
none dare call it a back-door amnesty!
With the burden-of-proof tables now
turned, the illegal aliens are running the immigration
benefit process ragged.