Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Immigration Integrity Group Continues To Advocate Instilling Integrity Into Our Legal Immigration System

Subsequent to last month’s posting of the article entitled Swinging the Door Wide Open: Asylum Fraud, I learned that our former and highly-regarded colleague, Don Crocetti, was among the subject matter experts invited to testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Don’s testimony, can be accessed here: DON'S TESTIMONY

This testimony addresses numerous abuses and vulnerabilities disclosed by a benefit fraud assessment conducted by USCIS’ Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Directorate, for which he was the architect and former director.  

As you will see upon reading the testimony, the referenced asylum fraud assessment and several others conducted by FDNS during Don’s tenure as chief never made it through USCIS’ bureaucratic maze of internal review and approval, thus were never finalized and released for public knowledge. [So much for transparency, huh? Surprised?]

Don explained to Congress that a statutory mandate is needed because immigration services components have historically been more focused on increasing production and reducing processing times, than enhancing quality and integrity, which is extremely dangerous in today’s post 9/11 world.

I hope you find Don’s testimony thoughtful and worthy of your time reading it. I encourage you to provide comments on the InsideINS blog, as I believe this subject is very worthy of discussion by the people who know best; you! Also feel free to provide comments directly to Don via the Contact Us tab on his Immigration Integrity 

Group website here: IMMIGRATION INTEGRITY GROUP

Ben Ferro