Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Rubber Duck Stamp

Surprisingly, POTUS and the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service are pushing visa and immigration applications through at an astounding rate. Not only that, but executives within the department are putting pressure on rank and file employees to rubber stamp visas, even in scenarios where the officials have concerns over the applications. Some of those concerns that are being overridden by bureaucrats? Fraud, ineligibility and SECURITY issues. No big deal.

Here's a few highlights from the story:
[H]igh-ranking USCIS officials said the pressure has heightened after the Obama administration appointed Alejandro Mayorkas as director in August 2009 during an effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform, bringing with him a mantra of “get to yes.” At least five agency veterans seen as being too tough on applicants were either demoted or given the choice between a demotion and relocation...
"People are afraid,” said one longtime manager, who requested anonymity for fear of being fired. "Integrity only carries people so far because they’ve got to pay the rent."
Another fine example of how government can control your actions if they control your means to eat and live. But at least we're safer with Mr. Mayorkas in place.

Oh, and there's this too.

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