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Secret internal government audit: at least 70% of asylum claims are fraudulent

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 8, 2014

Poster boys for fraud in US asylum system—Boston Bomber Tsarnaev brothers!

Update February 13th:  CIS reported on the House hearing on asylum fraud, here, on Tuesday.

That is what the Washington Times reported this week here (hat tip:Erich):

At least 70 percent of asylum applications showed signs of fraud, according to a secret 2009 internal government audit that found many of those cases had been approved anyway.

The 2009 fraud assessment, obtained by the House Judiciary Committee and reviewed by The Washington Times, suggests a system open to abuse and exploitation at a time when the number of people applying for asylum in the U.S. has skyrocketed, particularly along the southwestern border.

Another report obtained by the committee suggests that the government isn’t detaining most of those who apply for asylum, including those awaiting a final judgment. [As we learned this week, lawyers like those at the ACLU, are working hard to keep more asylum seekers out of detention!—ed]

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said the documents taint the credibility of the asylum system, which is designed to provide an outlet for foreigners who face real risks of being harmed if they remain in their home countries.

“Asylum fraud undermines the integrity of our immigration system and hurts U.S. taxpayers. Once individuals are granted asylum, they receive immediate access to all major federal welfare programs. Our immigration system should be generous to those persecuted around the globe, but we must also ensure our compassion isn’t being abused by those seeking to game the system,” Mr. Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, said in a statement to The Times.

“Because our immigration laws are so loosely enforced by the Obama administration, we should not be surprised to see so much fraud in the system,” he said. “President Obama’s continued refusal to enforce our laws on the books encourages more illegal immigration and invites fraud.”  [This asylum fraud was going on in the Bush years as well, the report says it looked at claims made in 2005!—ed]


The investigators said even the 70 percent combined fraud number may be low because some of the other 30 percent of cases had problems that weren’t detected.

The report was labeled “Draft” and apparently was never released.

There is more, read it all.

Checking some numbers!

Go to the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Annual Flow Report’ for 2012.  Just a reminder, and one the Washington Times story mentions too, refugees are brought into the US through the US State Department, but asylum seekers ‘find their way’ to America on their own steam (they might be visa overstays, or illegal border crossers) who then ask for asylum and claim they have a “credible fear” of persecution if they go home.

In 2012 we brought 58,179 refugees to the US and there were 29,484 aliens granted asylum.  Assuming a 70% fraud rate, that means that 20,638 individuals lied or cheated and are now on the way to US citizenship.  And, in the meantime they are dipping into taxpayers’ wallets.

16 Responses to “Secret internal government audit: at least 70% of asylum claims are fraudulent”

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  2. […] Asylum fraud is becoming the immigration crisis of the day and I believe historians will look back at this period as the tipping point—-America governed by soft leaders who allowed our great nation to be dragged into the third world through a complete breakdown of our borders.  Don’t let it happen.  Please speak up and inform your friends and neighbors about what is happening, and tell those jokes in Washington to grow a pair! […]


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  6. […] already know our asylum system is a mess—70% or more are frauds and […]


  7. […] Now we see that the asylum racket has Maine by the short hairs as one of the few states that gives welfare benefits to “asylum seekers.”   Most asylum seekers are illegal aliens or people who came to the US on a visa of some sort (tourist visa, student visa etc.) and claim that if they go home to their country they will be persecuted.  The federal government only provides welfare to those who successfully are granted asylum (they become ‘refugees’ with all of the taxpayer supported benefits).   We learned just a few days ago that 70% or more of successful asylum seekers may be frauds. […]


  8. […] already know our asylum system is a mess—70% or more are frauds and […]


  9. […] That is what the Washington Times reported this week here  (by Ann Corcoran, RRW) […]


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  12. petzlx said

    Australia’s foreign Minister Bob Carr found those claiming to be refugees to get into Australia was 100% false. All were are economic Migrants!
    Of course the “PC” brigade spew about truth. All of the misguided are “Qango’s” who make profit from human trafficking.Salvation Army, Oxfam, many Church groups have been infiltrated. Time to screen them methinks


  13. […] Secret internal government audit: at least 70% of asylum claims are fraudulent by Ann Corcoran […]


  14. tomasrose said

    “29,484 aliens granted asylum”. Plus,as I understand the very informative “annual flow report”, some 13,000 issued “follow to join” documents because of their relationship to the asylee. Plus another 1,000 or so granted asylum solely because of their relationship to the asylee who are already in the country. So 44,000 successful asylum seekers and at least that same number who failed in their asylum bid, but who very likely remained in the country anyway. And just think, when they passed the 1980 Refugee Act they promised less than 5,000 asylum seekers per year!


  15. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) said

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


  16. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    70% of all Asylum Claims: FRAUDULENT.


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