Secret internal government audit: at least 70% of asylum claims are fraudulent
“Asylum fraud undermines the integrity of our immigration system and hurts U.S. taxpayers.Â Once individuals are granted asylum, they receive immediate access to all major federal welfare programs. Our immigration system should be generous to those persecuted around the globe, but we must also ensure our compassion isn’t being abused by those seeking to game the system,” Mr. Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said in a statement to The Times.
“Because our immigration laws are so loosely enforced by the Obama administration, we should not be surprised to see so much fraud in the system,” he said. “President Obama’s continued refusal to enforce our laws on the books encourages more illegal immigration and invites fraud.”Â [This asylum fraud was going on in the Bush years as well, the report says it looked at claims made in 2005!—ed]
The investigators said even the 70 percent combined fraud number may be low because some of the other 30 percent of cases had problems that weren’t detected.
The report was labeled “Draft” and apparently was never released.
There is more,Â read it all. (thanks to Pamela Geller)