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Jul232013

Latest immigration scandal at USCIS proves need for reform of bureaucracy, not new laws

Snip from U.S. taxpayer funded portrait of Mayorkas.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas is the latest Democrat official entangled in a potential scandal. Mayorkas is no virgin when it comes to scandal.

The San Antonio Express-News said Mayorkas is “under investigation for his role in helping a company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive.” Furthermore, the Inspector General at the Dept. of Homeland Security named Mayorkas “as a target in an ongoing investigation about the foreign investor program.”

The allegations also involve the Clinton clan. In the 1990s President Bill Clinton appointed Mayorkas as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. There was a Mayorkas-Clinton scandal then too. That scandal involved advocating for a convicted drug pusher who wanted a commutation of his sentence from Clinton.

The newest Clinton-related tainting has to do with helping a company run by Mrs. Clinton’s brother. At least Mayorkas is keeping it in the Clinton family dynasty.

Americans can be gullible and the ongoing debate about what politicos call “immigration” is a perfect example. Most media have distorted reportage, creating straw men and disregarding the negative consequences of U.S. lack of control over most aspects of entry into the country.

At present, Democrats and like-minded Republicans have pushed for new immigration laws despite the refusal of administrations past and present to enforce the laws already on the books such as the Immigration Reform and Control Act orchestrated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) of New York.

Segue to a report by The Arizona Republic illustrating how Americans have once again deliberately been misled by the administration of President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats.

Researchers describe the Obama policy as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” when it comes to information that might be negative. Researchers also assert DHS won’t let them analyze federal data.

The data represents no threat to national security, but it does represent a political threat to Democrats. Lack of transparency is a hallmark of the current administration despite claims to the contrary.

The Arizona Republic’s findings suggest the administration’s policies are actually at odds with the people who elected Obama, considering very high unemployment among blacks and hispanics. The paper said:

Last year, for example, a panel of leading statisticians, economists and demographers at the National Academy of Sciences conducted a study on illegal immigration at the request of Homeland Security. But the DHS refused to provide the panel key apprehension data, such as coded fingerprint figures that would identify precise numbers of repeat crossers. The DHS had demanded that researchers promise not to disclose that data to the public. Panel members said keeping the information classified would impair the quality of their work; they declined, and didn’t get the data.

That study, which included data from Mexican governmental sources and previous U.S. academic studies, suggested that about three-quarters of those who decide to cross keep trying until they make it. Other outside studies have found 85 or even 90 percent make it.

In vetting various DHS officials appointed by Obama, the Center for Immigration Studies noted virtually no information about immigration experience was given in Mayorkas’ bio.

In 2009 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Mayorkas about visas. The senator said an assessment of the H-1B non-immigrant visa program “showed that 20.7% of visa cases reviewed were identified as having outright fraud or other program violations associated with them.”

Despite fraud, corruption and scandal, the Obama administration instituted actions that not only dismissed provisions in IRCA, but gave blanket amnesty to those the administration considered so-called “dreamers.”

Some brutal crimes have been attributed to individuals who would have qualified as “dreamers” had Obama-style waivers been in place, including Humberto Leal Garcia and Jose Ernesto Medellin. Both men were executed for their crimes. Both grew up and received public education in the U.S., but when they faced capital punishment, they claimed Mexican citizenship.

U.S. media routinely mislead Americans about fraud, crime and corruption within the federal bureaucracy when Democrats hold power.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 23, 2013)

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