Monday, April 23, 2007

ICE finally agrees fraud is rampant in religious worker visa program

Many of us knew September 12, 2001 that this program was needed, but the Department of Homeland Security has finally agreed that it needs to inspect religious organizations in an effort to prevent radical groups from using the special government visa program to get terrorists into the country.

DHS officials say they have uncovered rampant fraud in the religious worker visa program that allows thousands of foreigners into the USA each year.

'We found that the program had been compromised and the fraud rate was excessively high,' said Emilio Gonzalez, head of Citizen and Immigration Services at Homeland Security," USA Today reported.

"Government investigators first uncovered problems with the visa program in 1999," he said, "including applicants who were unqualified for the jobs they were hired for. Last year, a fraud-detection unit in the Homeland Security Department found that 33% of the visas investigators examined were granted based on fraudulent information."

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