Last week I suggested a question
VDARE.COM readers should put to their unfriendly local
amnesty advocate: just how many
illegal aliens committed
fraud in the 1986 amnesty program and cheated their
Lawful Permanent Resident status and U.S.
The scandalous answer:
But if anyone, especially anyone in
Congress, wants to get to the bottom of past amnesty
fraud once and for all—i.e.
BEFORE VOTING ON ANOTHER ILLEGAL ALIEN
The answer lies beneath a veil of
confidentiality supposedly designed to protect the
3 million illegal alien amnesty applicants from
deportation while they applied for
green cards under the 1986 Immigration Reform and
Control Act (IRCA). Of course, the confidentiality that
so nobly protects illegal alien “privacy” also enables
the federal immigration bureaucracy to evade revealing
how many of the
2.7 million successful applicants were given amnesty
despite being suspected of
fraud. [see OIG report Section III (D)(4)(a)(5) —
the confidentiality provisions of IRCA –posted
So who`s protecting whom?
Is the strict confidentiality
surrounding the 1986 IRCA amnesty a shield to protect
illegal aliens from
deportation, a convenient amnesty fraud cover-up for
the federal government . . . or both?
The 1986 amendments to the
245A(c)(4) — put all
amnesty application information in perpetual lock-down
for both the
Special Agricultural Worker (SAW) and legalization
In the files,
red covers literally separate out confidential
information and protect amnesty application information
from release to inquiring citizens under the
Freedom of Information Act. Nevertheless, the
federal government is permitted to release information
contained in the amnesty files for “immigration
enforcement purposes or law enforcement purposes,”
245A(c)(5)(D)(i) of the
So the truth about amnesty fraud
lies under those confidential
red sheets in every applicant`s file. According to
immigration officers who actually interviewed the
illegal aliens, the potential smoking gun in every
amnesty file is called the Form I-696—“The
Legalization / SAW Examinations Worksheet.”
Under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, every
legalization officer conducting interviews used the Form
I-696 to make a record of the type of
documents presented for the application. The
officers also used the form to make a recommendation on
whether to grant or deny the application, to note
whether they suspected a fraudulent application, and to
explain their findings.
But here`s the kicker—if the
officers suspected fraud during the interview, they were
asked (on the Form I-696) to evaluate their “level of
suspicion” on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the
Amazingly enough, without examining
each Form I-696 one-by-one, there is probably no other
way to find out whether applications suspected of fraud
were really denied after all!
But it could be done.
We could find out how many of the
2.7 million IRCA amnesty winners have a Form I-696 in
their files showing suspected fraud.
We could find out how many of these
aliens, having gotten a Form I-696 recommending denial
based on fraud, received amnesty anyway.
So why don`t we?
Maybe it`s impossible now to revoke
green cards or U.S. citizenship of suspected fraud
artists (not to mention their
family members brought in through family
chain immigration petitioning). But it`s still
imperative that Congress know the magnitude of
application fraud in America`s last massive illegal
alien amnesty experiment.
It`s time for Congress to act.
Congressional Immigration Reform
Tom Tancredo, call your office!