Monday, February 24, 2014

Swinging the Door Wide Open: Asylum Fraud

BELIEVE IT OR NOT………..IN THE WAKE OF THE ADMINISTRATION’S LOOSENING RULES FOR ASYLUM APPICANTS, SPECIAL AGENTS MAKE THE BIGGEST ARRESTS EVER OF ASYLUM APPLICANTS AND ATTORNEYS IN WIDESPREAD ASYLUM FRAUD

As previously reported on this site, despite clear evidence of widespread asylum fraud, the Obama Administration plans to make changes to the current asylum process which will make it make it even easier to qualify for asylum in the United States (see Easing of Asylum Rules Has Potentially Serious National Security Implications (2/10/14) and Immigration Isn't Only "Broken", It's Being "Abused And Misused" With Impunity!" (2/06/14).

If the Administration is not convinced of the folly of such action after receiving a report from their own Department of Homeland Security showing that a full 70% of asylum claims are fraudulent, they need only read the article in yesterday’s New York Times, which indicates that asylum fraud is ALREADY not only rampant, but is also a profitable “industry” for unscrupulous individuals who would exploit this country’s humanitarian, but weak asylum rules. (see Asylum Fraud in Chinatown: An Industry of Lies, by Kirk Semple, Joseph Goldstein And Jeffrey E. Singer New York Times, February 23, 2014).


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IN THE FACE OF THE WIDESPREAD CHINATOWN ARRESTS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, AND THE REPORTS OF OUTRAGEOUS LEVELS OF FRAUD IN THE ASYLUM PROGRAM, THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE COMPELLED TO REVERSE ITS DECISION TO FURTHER LOOSEN RULES FOR ASYLUM APPLICANTS.

Ben Ferro

benferro@insideins.com