I was working as a special agent in the INS during the application period of the 1986 amnesty. Computers weren’t really widely used, so the applicants had to come to “legalization offices,” which were separate office space from the regular district offices. They said the illegals would be too afraid to enter buildings where enforcement people were co located.
We had a token single agent assigned to the legalization office, just to give it an appearance that suspected fraud would be investigated. In the begging and through most of the open period to apply, the applicants would receive both a employment authorization card and a social security number on the day of filing.
Their “proof” of fitting the guidelines was simply letters purporting that the applicant entered the U.S. prior to the cut off date. The most common theme was they met the applicants at their birthday party, so it was date certain. The letters were signed by a U.S. Citizen or a green card holder.
Those applying for the agricultural worker amnesty had fake time sheets or pay stubs. Some small time farmers sold letters in vast quantities.
The INS Vermont Service Center managers physically changed penned “D” for denial to a “G” for grant. They simply felt there were too many denials and the politicians, like Ted Kennedy, were upset. Liberals equated high rates of approval to success.
I busted a NYC Broadway law firm that was so successful in filing clients applications, they stopped doing any other legal work, other than amnesty applications. They even opened up a West Coast office. The single biggest mistake was hiring the beneficiaries of the fraud.
Early in the investigation I discovered that an insurance broker in Long Island had signed many letters for clients of the law firm. The broker certified that each and every person had been a housekeeper and had lived in her home. Some of the applicants were now clerks in the law office.
I took the photos of the those who had summited these letters out to the broker’s home. I told the broker I was sent to her by a court in D.C. That was investigating fraudulent claims.
I knew she would lock on to the word “claim” thinking it meant insurance.
As I showed her a bunch of photos and asked her if she recognized any one of them, she replied with strong denial. Then I showed her signature at the bottom of several of the letters. I had blocked out the body of the letter. She readily confirmed her signature. Then I showed her the content of the document.
I told her to get a lawyer and have the lawyer contact me ASAP.
I let her plead to a single felony, because I really needed her as a witness against the law firms employees.
So yes, the 1986 amnesty was a travesty of American justice and President Reagan was duped into signing it. The Democrat House never tightened up on immigration enforcement, which was supposed to happen after the amnesty.
The courts got involved and extended the amnesty six or seven different times.
The point here is that USCIS does not have an investigative component and would refer suspect cases to ICE/HSI investigations. ICE/HSI (confusing) has set a very low priority on immigration enforcement, so referrals will go no where.
Not that there’s much to use for referrals on the work sheets enforcement will be using:
BECAUSE THE COST WOULD BE PROHIBITIVE. BESIDES, IN ORDER FOR THESE PROGRAMS TO BE DEEMED SUCCESSFUL BY THIS ADMINISTRATION, THE MORE APPROVED THE MERRIER!!!
nt: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:41 AM To: SAC Philadelphia; SAC Philadelphia-ASAC Pittsburgh; SAC Philadelphia-RAC Charleston; SAC Philadelphia-RAC Harrisburg; SAC Philadelphia-RAC Wilmington Subject: FW: ICE ERO Deferred Action ChecklistForwarded to all HSI Philadelphia (AOR) personnel as requested by DSACAll Personnel:Please see the attached new screening tools developed by ERO based on the new deferred action programs. These documents were vetted through OPLA and USCIS counsel to be used as tools to assist with priority determinations in non-criminal arrests and do not confer any benefit or immigration status.Deputy Special Agent in ChargeHomeLand Security Investigations |
From: Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 4:05 PM To: #HSI Primary SACS; #HSI Deputy SACS Subject: ICE ERO Deferred Action Checklist
At the request of Assistant Director Derek N. Benner, Domestic Operations, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the following message is being sent to all Special Agents in Charge. Please disseminate to all appropriate personnel.
Please see the attached new screening tools developed by ERO based on the new deferred action programs. These documents were vetted through OPLA and USCIS counsel to be used as tools to assist with priority determinations in non-criminal arrests and do not confer any benefit or immigration status.
HSI Domestic Operations / mce
500 12th Street SW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20536
Read “em and Weep America, you need more than this to get a Driver’s License in some states.. Come to think about it, you needed more than this to get drafted during Vietnam
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