Saturday, August 9, 2008
Alien Smuggling With Help From The Government
The word is out that the latest high tech visa issued solely to Mexican nationals is being forged by Mexican organized crime. http://www.commonvoice.com/article.asp?colid=8695 While that is the headline and the problem with counterfeiting is real, counterfeiting is not much of a real problem. The story does address the real problem though, the selling of "lost" visas by those to whom the visa was issued. However, the reason that the sale of a lost visa is a problem is that the U.S. Government doesn't care that they are being sold and used by smugglers. As a matter of fact, the U.S. Government could stop the problem cold. Why? Because all new visas are only issued to persons who give their fingerprints to the government during the visa application process. However, the government has decided that it will not use the fingerprints and the database they are in during the process of entering the U.S. At airports, all persons entering the U.S. have their fingerprints compared to the fingerprints in the government database of fingerprints collected during the visa application process conducted at American Embassies and Consulates. But, in an effort to facilitate the entry of illegal aliens, the fingerprints of aliens applying for admission to the U.S. at the land borders are not compared to the database with the fingerprints of the visa applicants. President Bush just wants more illegal aliens in the U.S. plain and simple. The whole problem at the border of selling or renting visas could be solved easily with the available process and technology, but Bush doesn't want that particular problem solved.