DHS admits refugee fraud ‘easy to commit’

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on September 22, 2016

Refugee fraud is “easy to commit” and much tougher to detect, Homeland Security officials acknowledged in an internal memo made public by members of Congress Thursday that challenges the department’s own assurances as it seeks to increase the number of refugees from dangerous countries.

The U.S. has relaxed requirements for refugees to prove they are who they say they are, and at times may rely solely on testimony. That makes it easier for bogus applicants to conspire to get approved, according to the department memo, which was obtained by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.

“Refugee fraud is easy to commit, yet not easy to investigate,” the undated memo says.

The memo said there are clear instances where “bad actors … have exploited this program,” gaining a foothold in the U.S. through bogus refugee claims.

The revelation comes just a week after the administration said it was boosting the number of refugees it wants to accept next year to 110,000, up from 85,000 this year. Officials also said they’ll take more Syrians than the 12,000 they’ve accepted so far this year — and they are on pace to resettle as many as 30,000 in 2017.

  • The Redhawk

    OBINBO and JEh JOHNON .. TWO Morons that

    can be used for POSTER BOYS for IDIOTS recruitments….OR members of the Jihadist Terrorist ARAB LEAGUE!

  • Roy Fredrichsen

    Somewhere between Hillary, O’Bama, and George Soros, this country is beginning to look like a third world country run by a dictator, o’Bama, himself.

  • Bill Cash

    Even most common people know what the refugee situation “really” is. Yet Hillary Clinton has said she intends to increase the refugees by 650%. And here’s why. She has been bought by the Pakistani MUSLIMS:Cannot believe anyone would vote for this person

    No need to Snoops this….Channel 12 in Beaumont Texas did the reporting.

    This is true. Go to channel 12 Beaumont Texas. It happened on Jan 6,2016.

    This is for real . Story appears on Beaumont TV station Channel 12

    According to the Beaumont newspaper and reports from a
    couple of Beaumont TV stations this really happened.

    Subject: Hillary in Beaumont, Texas – Got to read this!!

    Hillary Clinton made a campaign
    stop yesterday in Beaumont, Texas. Only six people were
    there to greet her. Her security detail outnumbered her
    supporters by quite a bit. She wouldn’t talk, wave to or
    even acknowledge those there to greet her. As bad as that
    is, it’s not the real story here. The real story is who
    she took a private meeting with. After landing, Clinton
    headed off to a fundraiser in West Beaumont, where she was
    greeted by around 150-200 Muslims, most of whom were of
    Pakistani origin. The event was held by Pakistani
    businessman Tahir Javed and Hillary raised approximately
    $500,000 by pandering to Muslims, making it “one of the
    top five private fundraisers Clinton has had in this
    country.” She’s bought and paid for by
    them. Spread this far and wide. You will
    not see it on national news but this is what is going
    on. Shelia Jackson Lee was there as well.

  • Michael J. Fell

    Once again, despite evidence that completely contradicts his conclusions, barry husein soetoro continues to make decisions based on his own incorrectly perceived omnipotence.

  • Marilynn Reeves

    A quick solve for the problem is quit taking any from Muslim countries unless they are Christians which are the only ones under threat and send what we already have back. Don’t handle a snake unless you are willing to be bitten. We can not afford to support them so cut off the Welfare and they will leave on their own.

  • NM Leon

    Whether it’s illegal aliens or refugees, it’s all about the Dems getting more voters.

    • AKLady2015

      We the People do not elect a President.
      We the People have never elected a President.
      We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.
      .
      Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
      Start with the Electoral College.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

      • NM Leon

        True, we the people elect electors (and senators, and representatives).

        Suggest you learn to recognize reality. More voters from a party means a greater chance for the electors from that party to be voted in, meaning that party’s candidate will receive that state’s electoral votes (ME and NE can split).

        As I said, whether it’s illegal aliens or refugees, it’s all about the Dems getting more voters.

  • Retired

    They know there is fraud but wont do anything to change it. It is the High Quality of hires . You can not change things until a house cleaning from the top down.

  • Timothy Thompson

    The Manchurian President.

    • AKLady2015

      Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

  • Tiger

    We don’t need anybody else to tell us ISIS in with this bunch. The congress has been told by the FBI, CIA and Homeland Security this long ago. In fact we know FBI had 1000 Active cases across America on ISIS and our military told us a couple of weeks ago that 30,000 of these savages are Potential Terrorists. So news this is not.

    What is NEWS WORTHY is that NOBODY will STOP O.

    • AKLady2015

      Religious bigotry in America.
      Is it nt beautiful to behold?
      .
      Thwre are 1.6 Billion Muslims.
      Why are you still alive?
      Why is America still free?

  • ItsJo

    Of COURSE it’s ‘easy to commit’….YOU(DHS) and Obama have BEEN DOING IT, IN BRINGING IN THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS/REFUGEES-DELIBERATELY, AS YOU SEE THEM AS ‘DEMOthug Votes’ to Control America and Our citizens

    • AKLady2015

      Isn’t hate and bigotry beautiful to behold.
      You are just like those who srood by and allowed 8 million Jews to be murdered.

  • RuFus92

    In a world turned upside down it is time for Trump to be elected and present a modicum of hope for us all. Democrats will be the destruction of civilization if allowed to continue.

    • ItsJo

      You said a mouthful, as Obama with Puppet Master Soros(and Hillary in the wings) have turned this Republic into their “Marxist/Eltist Utopia, and their goal of a “One World Order” wherein America is a 3rd world nation!

      • AKLady2015

        Ler’s see, where are those WMDs?
        Why did we send 4,000 Ameeicans to their death?

        • Retired

          Syria has them and ISIS is using them wen they find them. Thank to a useless leadership you voted for twice.

          • AKLady2015

            Thw Iraq Treaty was signed, sealed and aproved by Congress before Obama took office. That Treaty required Obama to withdraw all American troops.
            .
            It was YOUR leader, that you voted for twice, who failed — while killing 4,000 Americas. It was YOUR leader who signed that treaty.

          • Retired

            Every one knew were the stuff went, Obama created Syria and dragged his butt to put a end to it because his goal as well as the UN was to unseat the leader. Congress was at fault with what happened under Bush and some of the crap started with Bill Clinton and you fools whant to put him back into the white house which your community organizer has degraded.

          • AKLady2015

            In your mind.

          • Retired

            At least I have a mind what is your excuse other than reading the trash NE. As usual you have no answer.

          • AKLady2015

            Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

          • Retired

            You are to thick skinned to insult, that puts you in the class of Obamas and the Clintons.

          • The Redhawk

            IN A PIG STY where these PIGS belong!

    • AKLady2015

      Ler’s see, where are those WMDs?
      Why did we send 4,000 Ameeicans to their death?
      Why did we murder 1 million Iraqui women and children?
      Why have we left radioactive waste all over Iraq?

      • Bob

        If, as you say, we ” left radioactive waste all over Iraq”, where did it come from? Did we bring it with us? Or, possibly, was it already there? If that is true, answer you own other questions.

        Do you have any idea what a WMD is? It is so much more than just a nuc. It is also a gas shell or a bio weapon. Hussein DID use gas shells against both the Iranians AND the Kurds in the 80’s. In 1991, hundreds of shells, both filled and empty, were found by coalition forces. He signed a treaty saying he wouldn’t do it again. Then, in the recent invasion, hundreds more were found, demonstrating to all (except you) that he had no interest in following treaties.

        • Retired

          AK just spouts of as a typical Democrat and never has a answer

        • AKLady2015

          Armor-piercing shells are made with depleted uranium. Just because the uranium has a lower content of fissile isotope U-235 does not make them 100% safe.

          We are not only litering the ground with those shells, we expose our military to that radiation as well.

  • That is 25% of our entire existing military.

    That is a standing army when you consider the demographics of the group being comprised of males aged 18 to 40 with less than 1% comprised of elderly, women or children.

  • Dennis B Anderson

    The biggest fraud is Obama and what he is doing, and getting away with it. HOW? WHY?

    • Dan

      It’s mind boggling and flabbergasting when you think how he’s gotten away with his incompetence for 8 years and still enjoys a popularity rating of 52%! Apparently his legalization of “pot” across the country has left his constituents comfortably numb and not realizing they’re the frog being slowly boiled in the kettle of water…….

      • maxnicks

        Not incompetence–all by plan.

        • ItsJo

          YOU, are CORRECT. This is ALL Deliberate, and done for a “One World Order” where America is No Longer a
          Sovereign Nation….They have ERASED Constitution/Bill of Rights, and TRUMP knows this, and is Trying to Bring our American BACK. Join Him, or America IS DONE.

          • AKLady2015

            That garbage is so old, it does not even smell anymore.
            The brainwashed right-winf has been saying that since 1945.
            .
            There hss been no Bill of Rights distruction,
            The Bush Era, Patriot Act is the Republican attempt.

          • AKLady2015

            Name the rights you claim have been erased.

            The only thing Trump know about law is how to violate it.
            He has been charged and found guilty of housing discrimination.
            He has been charged and found guilty of employment discrimination.
            He has been charged and found guilty of failure to pay taxes.

      • Dennis B Anderson

        Well we can only hope when the LSD & THC kicks in the poterized couch potatos look upon Obama & Clinton as a reoccuring bad trip.

        • AKLady2015

          Frankly, your posts indicate that both kicked in for you, on a regular basis.

          • Dennis B Anderson

            You know in the deserts of Iran or Mexico in a pinch they would roast you and feed you to their animals. Some would say that this was a bum trip for you I would call it justice. Some would say that you were to stupid to live in the first place. Good ridence.to A Krinkled Lady 2015.

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you for proving my points.

          • AKLady2015

            ..Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

          • Dennis B Anderson

            blah – blah – blah Use your stink finger. If you dont like thew laws on the books get out of our country before someone does it for you.

          • AKLady2015

            Law can be changed. They continually change.
            Maybe you should learn how our government actually functions. You would have far less stress in your life.

      • AKLady2015

        Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

      • AKLady2015

        Incompetence? What incompetence might that be? Accusation, accusation … never one single fact, no evidence.

    • AKLady2015

      Why do you need to tell this lie?
      Why do you embarrass America this way?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

    • AKLady2015

      What fraud might that be?
      Accusation, accusation … never one single fact, no evidence

  • David Stewart

    Yes indeed, Jeh Johnson and the Kenyan make a formidible pair of conspiritors, don’t they? Both muslims!

    • ItsJo

      Correct post David. They ARE, so is John Brennen-

      • AKLady2015

        Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

        • Retired

          Yes that is what you do best , is post BLAH BLAH BS.

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.

    • AKLady2015

      Why do you need to tell these lies?
      Why do you embarrass America this way?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

      • marilyn mccormick

        You really do need a lot of things. Find a psychiatrist, get some sleep, give up the drugs, and try to have an open mind about the desire of Christians to stop being persecuted in their OWN country like they are in Muslim and communist and socialistic countries.We’re not anti-homosexual—we’re just tired of it being thrown in our face that they are right and we are wrong. Transgender men using women’s bathrooms is another example. Live your same sex marriage or transgender life…. but stop interfering in us leading ours! Yes we are against abortion and we will continue to fight against it. Just like many conservatives fought against slavery, even though the liberals wanted to keep it. We are in the minority but we are right to fight against it. It doesn’t matter if it’s legal—so was slavery, and it was WRONG, and abortion is also WRONG, so we will continue to fight against. No, I do not want my tax dollars going for abortion. (rape pregnancy is so minimal, that it is not a significant numbers to include it in the discussion.) Also you have repeatedly used the words lie and lies. You need a new technique—just saying it’s a lie, doesn’t make it so.

        • AKLady2015

          Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

    • AKLady2015

      Why do you need to tell this lie?
      Why do you embarrass America this way?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

    • AKLady2015

      Religious bigotry in a nation founded on religious freedom.
      Is it not beautiful to behold?

  • Timothy

    Is time to impeach Obuma ..what’s wrong republicans you have no balls …
    Obuma ruining our country … You do nothing … You sleeper democrats to like the rest that’s came out …like bushes Kasich rommney Grahm and more Public opinion does not want them here ..

    • AKLady2015

      Name calling is childish.
      Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
      Temper, temper …
      You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

      • Timothy

        You a democrat you must believe everything Obuma ,Hillary say

        • AKLady2015

          Accuse, accuse, accuse, lie, lie, insult … repeated ad nauseam.

          The favorite pastime on this site.

          • Timothy

            Democrats are scum lie all the time ..

        • AKLady2015

          Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

  • Dan

    Another reason to vote for Donald Trump!

    • AKLady2015

      First they came for the Hispanics, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Hispanic.

      Then they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Muslim.

      Then they came for the Poor, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not Poor.

      Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
      (A twist on Martin Niemoller)

      • Retired

        I don’t think anyone will come for you with the twisted mind , except fro the patty wagon and off to the Padded room..

        • AKLady2015

          You havce obiiously never read Martin Niemoller. You probably do not even know who he is.

      • Bob

        So now you are making light of the Holocaust? Do you liberals have no shame?

        • The Redhawk

          tat AK HO must have really posted another piece of LUNACY!!

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.

        • AKLady2015

          Just the opposite. Trump is promising to dismantle the 5th and 14th Amendments. Go read the translations of Hitler’s speeches.

          Two of Trump’s ex-wives have stated that he keeps two books on his night stand. One contains Hitler’s speeches, the other is Mein Kampf.

          • Bob

            Where do you get your facts? You should really read something other than MAD MAgazine

          • AKLady2015

            Open your ears, you have not been listening.

          • Bob

            I do listen. I normally ignore those on street corners with signs on their necks and yelling that the “end is near’, but sometimes they go to the library or somewhere else to get free computer access and make idiotic comments on message boards. Then I just have to respond.

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Either you are deaf or Constituton illiterate.

          • Bob

            Neither, but you seem to be content to pass along every lie, exaggeration and half truth that come to your trolling mind. Next, tell us about Trump not paying taxes and snorting cocaine during the debate

          • AKLady2015

            Trump has very good tax experts working for him.
            He also lies about his wealth and income.

          • Bob

            Would you not pay for the best tax experts you could afford? Like the Clinton crime family does not work with experts to lower their taxes, even before they let their daughter “wet her beak” in the money raise by the “Foundation”. Even Kerry paid for an expert opinion to have his new yacht delivered to Con because Mass taxes were too high. Don’t EVEN play the “Holier than thou” card here…it’s a LIE and you know it.
            As for his wealth, you KNOW for a FACT his net worth? Or are you relying on the lies and half truths of the Hate Trump media for your “facts”? I have no idea how much he’s worth, nor do I much care. Nor do I care about how much the Clintons have, or how much Kerry married into.

    • The Redhawk

      BEST REASON YET!!

  • Stephen Howe

    Think of how easy it was for BO to swear he was a “foreign student”…and to run for President with nothing but a photoshopped “birth certificate!”

    • AKLady2015

      Why do you need to tell this lie?
      Why do you embarrass America this way?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
      Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

      • Stephen Howe

        I didn’t say BO wasn’t born (somewhere?) in America…but BO received student financial aid by claiming to be a foreign student. That much is a matter of public record, ignored by the media, of course. And he has never submitted his college transcripts & records for public scrutiny…unlike every other President before him.

        BO is the embarrassment to America. Imagine getting a Nobel Peace Prize for DOING NOTHING!? BO is the consummate liar. To start with, he’s NOT black, as he loves to claim. He’s biracial; half-white by his mother. And remember how he said, “If you like your old insurance and doctor you can keep them?”

        • Retired

          Stephen , don’t pay attention to this troll AK Lady, she seems off balance.

          • AKLady2015

            Thanl you.

          • Retired

            It is easy to help you out.

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you for proving my points, yet again.

          • Retired

            You have proven nothing.

        • AKLady2015

          Your anger would have meant something, might even still mean something — if you directed it at the insurance company.

          But no, you allowed yourself to be brainwashed. Hence you repeat lies and direct your anger at the President.

          Sure did not take much for the inurance companies to brainwash all of you, did it?

          Thanks to you, and bigots like you, insurance rates went up AND the insurance companies padded their bank accounts while directing your anger at the President.

          You could not even direct any part of your anger at the IDIOTS you elected to Congress. You FOOLS make me sick.

        • AKLady2015

          “…[R]eceived student financial aid by claiming to be a foreign student. …a matter of public record”.
          Why do you repeat lies?
          There is no such record.

          • Retired

            There is such a record In the US it is sealed, and our media is scared to go after the facts were he attended schools and lived , just like his Phony record of live birth after the fact . If there was nothing to hide why were there two different copies presented.

      • Retired

        Can’t you come up with some new BS to troll.

        • AKLady2015

          Stop lying Troll.

          • Retired

            Is that the best you can do, no facts to back your BS.

  • shawncorrigan

    percy sutton asked a rich saudi to write a personal letter getting obama on the road to the whitehouse. this is an important root of the problem.
    think about what this means. obama wants to destroy america

    • AKLady2015

      You are so very confused.
      It is the Bush Dynasty that is confected to the House of Saud.
      They succeeded in killing 4,000 Americans in Iraq.
      Look at where the funding came for Arbusto Energy.
      Look who bought it when it failed.

  • Larry

    We must stop this over run of our country by traitors.

    • AKLady2015

      Yes, please deport yourself.

  • Skyhawk

    And it gets considerably easier with muslims in charge.

    • AKLady2015

      Religious bigotry in a Nation built on religious freedom.
      The Founders fought and died for that freedom.

      • Dan

        There’s no better example of religious bigotry than shariah law you lame brain….

        • AKLady2015

          Christian Sharia which has existed in the United States

          Business must close on Sunday.
          Abortion is a crime.
          Birth control is a crime.
          Punish sex outside of marriage.
          Imprison unwed mothers.
          Convict and imprison homosexuals.
          Sterilize unwed mothers against their will.
          Sterilize the mentally ill against their will.
          Sterilize the mentally challenged against their will.
          Prohibit inter-racial marriage.

          There is more, but this should wake up the younger folks who missed all that reality.

          • Retired

            You need a padded room ,with the lies you just posted

          • AKLady2015

            ..Thank you.

          • Retired

            Always willing to help a OLD windbag.

        • AKLady2015

          Do you claim that America is a Christian nation? — Christian Sharia in the U.S.

          Not that long ago, businesses were required to close on Sunday — Christian Sharia in the U.S.

          Demands that same-sex marriage be illegal — Christian Sharia in the U.S.

          Legally deny service to same-sex couples –Christian Sharia in the U.S.

          Access to abortion restricted — Christian Sharia in the U.S..

          Objection to government funded birth control — Christian Sharia in the U.S.

          Demands that our laws agree with God’s law — U.S. Sharia.

          No abortion allowed for rape victims — Christian Sharia in the U.S.

          Interracial marriage ban — Christian Sharia in the U.S.

        • AKLady2015

          The Conservative Crusade For Christian Sharia Law

          It’s not just the fringe anymore. Mainstream conservatives are trying to bring America’s laws into agreement with ‘God’s law.’

          The question isn’t: Will conservatives push to enact laws based on the Bible? We are way beyond that. The real questions are: 1. How many more of these laws do they want to impose? And, 2. What will our nation look like if their crusade is successful to bring America’s laws into agreement with “God’s law”?

          To some on the right, America is a “Christian nation”—like Saudi Arabia is a Muslim nation—meaning that our nation’s laws should be based on their religious text. These forces aren’t moved by Thomas Jefferson’s famous letter in which he spoke of the need to create, “a wall of separation between church and state.” Nor will they be swayed by citing Ronald Reagan’s words, “Church and state are, and must remain, separate.”

          Just a few weeks ago we saw another example of creeping Christian Sharia Law with a bill passed by Kansas’ House of Representatives that would allow people and businesses to deny services to same sex couples if it violated their “religious beliefs.” This proposed law would in essence legally sanction discrimination against gay Americans because same sex marriage is not approved by the Bible. Similar bills are pending in other State’s including Mississippi, Idaho, and Arizona.

          And in the past few years, we have seen pro-life Christian groups successfully lobby State legislatures to restrict access to abortions. They have also raised religious, not public policy, objections to the government funding birth control.

          But here’s the alarming thing: These views are no longer the fringe of American politics. They are increasingly become mainstream conservative fare.

          We saw that in 2012 when Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared his belief that the laws in our country must “comport” with God’s law. Santorum also argued in opposition to marriage equality, that our nation’s values “are based on Biblical truth… And, those truths don’t change just because people’s attitudes may change.”

          And former Governor Mike Huckabee, who is considering running for president in 2016, proclaimed during his 2008 presidential race that our laws should be in accordance with God’s.

          (Source: Dean Obeidallah, The Daily Beast, 02/18/2014)

      • Retired

        You are the biggest bigot on here.

        • AKLady2015

          Thank you.

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