Helping Patsies Get Visas

In the "Helping Patsies Get Visas" Department?

The Washington Times has a story revealing that employees of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have been accused of "aiding Islamic extremists with identification fraud and of exploiting the visa system for personal gain." We also learned that investigations into these charges - including that "a USCIS officer in Harlingen, Texas, sold immigration documents for $10,000 to as many as 20 people" - have been stymied because of "lack of resources."

Newsday's James P. Pinkerton may be getting close to the truth when he asks: "What do these reports tell us? Do they reveal sniping and backbiting within a bureaucracy? Or do they tell us that something is rotten within our homeland security apparatus?"

A criminal investigations report says several U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees are accused of aiding Islamic extremists with identification fraud and of exploiting the visa system for personal gain.

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