Saturday, June 29, 2013

USCIS Not Concerned About Immigration Fraud

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), note the Services, not Service.  This is significant in their attitude to what they call their clientele, which they do not describe as the American people.  They definitely have a service mentality.  Illegal aliens and fraud perpetrators are one of their clients and they treat them as such.  In fact, they should have a law enforcement attitude because immigration fraud is widespread and growing.

Fierce Homeland Security June 24, 2013 by by Zach Rausnitz 
USCIS Not Keeping Track Of Immigration Fraud, OIG Says 
The fraud detection unit at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services did not record nearly half of its findings of immigration fraud in a law enforcement database, the Homeland Security Department office of inspector general says. 
The OIG looked at findings of fraud in I-130 and I-485 forms, which allow spouses and immediate relatives of immigrants to apply for residency, from 2008 to 2011. USCIS only recorded about 48 percent of its 1,144 findings of fraud associated with those forms into the TECS database, says the report (.pdf), dated June 12. 
Fraud detection personnel are required under USCIS procedures to record cases of immigration fraud into the TECS database. Failure to follow USCIS procedures for recording instances of fraud in the database "may have increased the risk that aliens committing fraud were granted immigration benefits or given additional opportunities to apply for benefits," the report says.

What this tells us is that USCIS is not concerned about fraud in the immigration benefits programs it administers.  The system is wide open for abuse.  Add this to the "Get To Yes" attitude to applications, the policy by which USCIS management demands that employees approve rather than deny benefits and the result is a immigration system with no integrity and open for abuse.

1 comment:

VanRiperandNies said...

They should be bothered.