Time To Clean Up Diversity Program

Quite frankly, this is the kind of thing we thought Condi would clean up as she took over as Sec. of State, but, alas, no

The State Department’s "Diversity Visa Program" is so prone to fraud that it is an "open door" through which terrorists can enter the United States legally, according to a government investigation.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNSNews.com that the investigation demonstrates a need to clean up the program.  (note: Bennie better be careful, otherwise the terror and diversity supporters on the Left will attack him)

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress, examined the program and issued a report on Sept. 21 titled "Border Security: Fraud Risks Complicate State’s Ability to Manage Diversity Visa Program."

Understandably, it is very difficult to clean up the entrenched beauracracy in any government agency, but, geez, this is program is absurd.

The report says that 9,800 people from countries designated by the State Department as "state sponsors of terrorism" have used this program to gain permanent legal status in the United States. Of those, more than 3,000 have come from Iran and Sudan respectively, while 160 have come from Syria, and 2,700 have come from Cuba.

Of course, like with our mostly unsecured borders, the question is "how many of these people are decent people, and how many are looking to harm the USA?" It’s the kind of thing we kinda need to know, eh?

The Diversity Visa Program differs from other visa programs because it places no emphasis on employer or family sponsorship from within the United States but uses a lottery system to allocate visas.

The legislation creating the Diversity Visa Program was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The program is designed to increase immigration to the United States from countries with low rates of immigration.

Gotta say, he was wrong signing that piece of legislation. It is simply a piece of fluff from the diversity crowd, which can lead to, as Tom Tancredo puts it, "fraud and abuse and provides an avenue into the United States for would-be terrorists and other dangerous aliens. We need to stop gambling with our national security and shut down this lottery program immediately."

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3 Responses to “Time To Clean Up Diversity Program”

  1. John Ryan says:

    looks like another mess that the Democrats will have to deal with

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Private ‘Poll Meister’ Ryan has FAILED to tell us why impeached President Bubba ‘Scotch Guard’ Clinton is the ONLY Democratic two-term president – elected and not assassinated – since ….
    FDR and World War II ! WHY Mr. Ryan?

  3. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    PS: Ironic that ‘diversity’ rhymes with ‘perversity’!

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