Biden Administration Plans To Protect Immigration Fraudsters

It’s all about mind over matter - and if Joe doesn’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

America’s borders and immigration laws are its first and last line of defense against threats to national security, public safety and public health.

A review of the relevant section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 8 U.S. Code § 1182  (Inadmissible aliens) will provide clarity as to the intent and importance of our immigration laws that Biden refuses to enforce.

Indeed, the Biden administration continues to wage an escalating war against immigration law enforcement yet the largely compliant mainstream media never asks how Biden’s policies are in the best interests of America or Americans.

The disaster on the southern border has been well-documented and the dangers that this creates for national security, public safety, public health cannot be over-estimated.

However, there are many other elements of the immigration system and immigration fraud has been identified as the key method of entry and embedding for terrorists- and not just the terrorists who participated in the deadly attacks on September 11, 2001 but other terrorists who sought to carry out deadly attacks inside the United States before and even after the terror attacks of 9/11.

I focused on the dangers inherent in immigration fraud in my article, Immigration Fraud: Lies That Kill - 9/11 Commission identified immigration fraud as a key embedding tactic of terrorists.

My June 15, 2018 article, Trump Administration Opens Office To Find Naturalization Fraudsters addressed the important and commonsense measures the Trump administration took to uncover naturalization fraud to not only identify those who had committed fraud and seek to strip them of their citizenship, but to deter others from gaming that important system.

Frequently terrorists and spies seek U.S. citizenship as an embedding tactic.  Under our immigration laws when aliens become naturalized they may legally change their names.  Their U.S. passport only reflects their new names.  In essence, this enables aliens to create their own witness protection program of sorts.  The solution is simple- have their U.S. passports reflect their new and their old names.  However this is not done.  This not only endangers America but our allies as these individuals may easily travel to countries around the world under their new identities.

I raised this serious vulnerability when I testified before Congressional hearings- but to no avail.

Additionally a naturalized citizen my use his/her U.S. passport to travel from the United States to another country and then travel onward to yet another country under their previous passport from their native country- often enabling them to cover their tracks as they move around the world.

The New York Times published an article on May 20, 2015, "In Osama bin Laden Library: Illuminati and Bob Woodward" that reported on what American commandos discovered when they raided bin Laden's compound on May 2, 2011.  Here is a significant paragraph:

He also appeared to have maintained a keen interest in what the United States government thought of Al Qaeda. A copy of “The 9/11 Commission Report” was found in the compound in Abbottabad, as were three reports on Al Qaeda by the Congressional Research Service. There was also an application for American citizenship (no word on whether it was filled out).

I doubt that bin Laden was planning to become a United States citizen at the time our military took him out.  It is far more likely that he sought to have his operatives acquire United States citizenship to facilitate future terror attacks against the United States.

Consider these cases of naturalized U.S. citizens who used their U.S. citizenship for malevolent purposes:

NYPD Officer Arrested For Spying For China
Naturalization provided him with the “keys to the kingdom.”

Alleged Hezbollah “Sleeper” Arrested In NYC By Joint Terrorism Task Force
He's a naturalized U.S. citizen admitted lawfully nearly 20 years ago.

Hezbollah Sleeper Agent Convicted Of Plotting U.S. Terror Attacks
Lebanese-born terrorist was a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Yet Another Naturalized Citizen Sentenced On Terrorism Charges
Fatally flawed vetting process provided Somali-born terrorist with citizenship and U.S. passport.

Not only is the Biden administration undoing that important program created by the Trump administration but is planning to end efforts to strip fraudsters of citizenship.  This is a dangerous move and will encourage more fraud.

Perhaps Biden and Mayorkas are upset that on April 7, 2021 the Justice Department issued a press release:

Federal Immigration Official Originally from Nigeria Charged with Illegally Obtaining U.S. Citizenship under Fake Identity

Here is how the DOJ press release began:

SANTA ANA, California – An immigration services officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was arrested this morning in Maryland on a federal charge that alleges he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name.

The defendant is charged under the false name of Karl Nwabugwu Odike Ifemembi,” but the criminal complaint in this case notes that his real name is Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria. Ifemembi, 48, who previously resided in Aliso Viejo, but relocated to Rockville, Maryland, last year, has worked for USCIS for seven years. Ifemembi is charged in the complaint with one count of unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship.

Ifemembi made false statements on various government forms to obtain U.S. citizenship, as well as employment with USCIS, according to the affidavit in support of the complaint, which was unsealed this morning.

That this alleged fraudster sought employment at USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) is extremely disconcerting.  He worked at that division of DHS for seven years.  Every application he adjudicated must be reviewed for possible fraud.

However, I do not trust Mayorkas or his subordinates who want to keep their jobs to undertake such a massive audit to seek out possible fraud even though such fraud poses a threat to national security.

In the wake of that DOJ press release Mayorkas should have ordered a tightening of scrutiny to uncover possible other instances of such fraud.  Instead, Mayorkas did the precise opposite!

On October 13, 2021 the Washington Times reported, EXCLUSIVE: DHS drafts plan to allow fraudsters to keep citizenship: Memo would constrain ability to pursue denaturalization cases.

Here is how that report begins:

The Homeland Security Department is circulating a draft proposal that would severely curtail its attempts to strip citizenship from people who were naturalized based on fraud.

The Washington Times saw a draft of the memo, from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the heads of the three immigration agencies. The memo says people might not apply for citizenship because they worry about losing it in the future.

Naturalized citizens deserve finality and security in their rights as citizens,” the memo says. Department policies should not cause a chilling effect or barriers for lawful permanent residents seeking to naturalize.”

Mayorkas’ statement is outrageous- but unfortunately not surprising.

Back on December 7, 2020 my article, Biden's DHS: Department of Homeland Surrender: Alejandro Mayorkas, architect of DACA, picked by Biden to head DHS focused on Mayorkas’ performance when he headed up USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and ordered the beleaguered employees of that agency “get to yes” and approve applications for visas that never should have been approved, including categories of visas that had been used by terrorists and spies.

The Office of Inspector General conducted an investigation into the allegations made by USCIS employees and found serious wrongdoing- nevertheless he was confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Here is an important excerpt from my December 7, 2020 article:

On March 24, 2015 a report of the findings of the investigation by the Office of the Inspector General was released.

The focus was on how applications for a particular visa category, the EB-5 Visa for aliens who invest between 500,000 and 1,000,000 in businesses that creates jobs for Americans in the United States, were wrongly approved.

ABC News published several in-depth articles about the troubling findings of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

On March 24, 2015 ABC News reported, Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism Alejandro Mayorkas oversaw controversial $500,000 visa program.”

The above-noted report was preceded by two ABC News reports that were published on February 3, 2015 which illustrate a clear nexus between these visas and national security:

Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals Internal documents show feds ignored warnings from FBI.”

The lack of integrity to the various elements of the immigration system under the Biden administration is a reflection of the lack of integrity of Joe Biden and his administration.

Perhaps Joe is seeking the MVP Award from ISIS, al Qaeda, China, Russia, Iran and/or the drug cartels.

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