Sunday, December 6, 2015

An Ongoing Problem That Is Increasing

Fraud in immigration problems has been an ongoing problem, and not addressed with vigor by any administration, but the Obama Regime has been singular in ignoring fraud in immigration programs, witness the fraudulent address that Tashfeen Malik used on her K-1 visa application.  Breitbart is reporting that in addition to not interviewing applicants for tourist (B-2) visas and business (B-1) visas, the Obama Regime has instructed the State Department to not interview K-1 visa applicants as part of their campaign to allow more illegal aliens into the United States.  This writer has reported on the campaign by the Obama Regime to loosen visa screening at U.S. diplomatic posts overseas issuing visas, but had not heard until today that K-1 visa holders were exempted interviews.

The K-1 visa is essentially an immigrant visa based on marriage, except that the alien in question has not yet married the sponsoring American citizen and the visa is a non-immigrant visa.  While it is unlikely that Malik would have been denied an immigrant visa if she had been interviewed as is the current policy for immigrant visa applicants, as opposed to non-immigrant visa applicants, that opens another issue, in that visa screening interviews are not designed to deal with.  It used to be that either a K-1 or a immigrant visa based on marriage were both as difficult to obtain, both taking about 1 year from start to visa issuance.  However, it appears that as part of its program to flood the nation with aliens, the Obama Regime has ended all screening interviews for K-1 visas.

But even in the United States fraud in the immigrant visa and naturalization processes continues. This was highlighted in Chicago where an all to common fraud scheme was uncovered and actually prosecuted.  In this scheme, those aliens who don't want to learn English or take the civics test, a mere 10 questions where one only has to get 6 correct, used notes from physicians to avoid learning English or civics.

Chicago Tribune December 4, 2015 by Tony Briscoe
Psychiatrist, Counselor Charged With Falsifying Reports For Immigrants
A psychiatrist and a counselor at a Chicago medical practice have been charged with falsely diagnosing immigrants as disabled to help them bypass some tests for U.S. citizenship.
Dr. Marek Walczyk, a psychiatrist, and Katarzyna Fergemann, a counselor who worked in the same Northwest Side practice, are accused of fraudulently reporting that applicants for U.S. citizenship were suffering from a physical or mental impairment, prosecutors said.
They falsely claimed that those impairments rendered them unable to demonstrate the required knowledge of United States history and the English language, according to the indictment announced Thursday.
A medical certification of impairment allows individuals to seek an exemption from the civics and English-language tests required for naturalized U.S. citizenship.
According to the indictment, Fergemann reported an applicant had a learning disability as a result of suffering from a social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and major depressive disorder, even though she knew the person did not suffer from a physical or mental impairment.
Walczyk subsequently certified Fergemann's results in a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form, allowing for that person to forgo the civics and English-language tests required for citizenship.

Such schemes are common and little effort expended by USCIS to stop it, with the connivance of the Obama Regime in its effort to get new voters on the rolls to elect a new people.


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