Congressman Smith asks how DHS would prevent amnesty program fraud and abuse
"The Department has little regard for preventing fraud."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) along with Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) today (8/13) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concern about the Department's plan to grant deferred action and work permits to illegal immigrants, particularly with regard to how the President's directive will be implemented without the means to combat fraud and abuse.
A letter excerpt:
"We are very concerned about the Department of Homeland Security's plan to grant deferred action to individuals here illegally, particularly with regard to how the President's directive will be implemented without a serious plan to combat fraud and abuse. While potentially millions of illegal immigrants will be permitted to compete with American workers for jobs, there seems to be little if any mechanism in place for vetting fraudulent applications and documentation submitted by those who seek deferred action... It's distressingly clear that the administration plans to press the replay button for the large-scale fraud from the 1986 amnesty.
For the full letter, click here.