Thursday, December 7, 2006

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:Agency Loss of 110,000 Applicant Files is Proof U.S. Can't Handle AmnestyThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Agency has lost track of 111,000 applicant files. As many as 30,000 of those people were granted U.S. citizenship besides missing documents and investigations of their background. Senator Chuck Grassley, one of the two senators who requested the investigation that brought the case to light. "In 2002, we had a person who was a threat to the United States that got citizenship and the file wasn't even reviewed. We requested the Government Accountability Office to investigate this. And their report says that 30,000 people in this country became citizen citizens without their file even being reviewed. And in 14 offices that the Government Accountability Office went to, they found 111,000 cases of files being lost." According to Sen. Grassley, this shows if the agency can't handle legal immigration, it certainly cannot handle giving amnesty to 12 million people that are here illegally if such a bill were to pass. Grassley expects a debate on this issue next year when the Senate considers an amendment that there can't be any guest worker programs or even any consideration of legalization unless the borders are secured first.