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U.S. admits nearly 10,000 from "terrorism" states [liberalism alert]
Reuters ^ | David Morgan

Posted on 09/22/2007 2:07:58 PM PDT by camerakid400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 10,000 people from countries designated as sponsors of terrorism have entered the United States under an immigration diversity program with relatively few restrictions, a report released on Friday said.

The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said the State Department's inspector general warned in 2003 that the Diversity Visa Program posed a significant risk to national security and recommended it be closed to people from countries on the U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors.

But four years later, the program remains open to people from those nations and little is known about what becomes of them once they enter the United States, the GAO said.

From 2000 to 2006, the program allowed 3,703 people from Sudan, 3,164 from Iran, 2,763 from Cuba and 162 from Syria to enter the United States and apply for permanent legal resident status, the report said. That totals 9,792 new immigrants.

"We found no documented evidence of ... immigrants from state sponsors of terrorism committing any terrorist acts," said the GAO, a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress.

"However ... the Department of Homeland Security, terrorism experts and federal law enforcement officials familiar with immigration fraud believe that some individuals including terrorists and criminals could use fraudulent means to enter or remain in the United States."

The report quoted a U.S. security officer in Turkey as saying it would be possible for Iranian intelligence officers to pose as applicants and not be detected if their identities were not already known to U.S. intelligence.

The GAO said the State Department expressed disappointment with the report's findings and rejected recommendations that the department compile more comprehensive data on fraud activity and formulate a new strategy for combating it.

The Department of Homeland Security did not comment on the report, the GAO said.

The Diversity Visa Program was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 and provides up to 55,000 immigrant visas each year to people from countries with relatively low rates of immigration to the United States. People from 179 countries are eligible to participate this year.

The program has enabled more than half a million immigrants -- mainly from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia -- to gain permanent legal status in the United States.

But unlike most U.S. visa programs, the diversity program does not require applicants to have family members or employers in the United States to petition on their behalf.

Applicants from countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism normally are granted non-immigrant visas under limited circumstances. But the GAO report said no parallel restrictions exist for diversity visas.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aliens; dhs; gao; immigrantlist; immigration; islam; nationalsuicide; statedept; terrorism; wot
This is insane.
1 posted on 09/22/2007 2:08:02 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400
[liberalism alert]

A bipartisan liberalism alert.

2 posted on 09/22/2007 2:10:01 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: camerakid400

Thank you President Bush.


3 posted on 09/22/2007 2:10:33 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: mgstarr

I know W is getting ready to open up the windows, gates, seas and shores for more Iraqis to come in. Anyone know the numbers? I last read 7500 were allowed in each year and the UN is wanting us to take in 100K plus.


4 posted on 09/22/2007 2:15:13 PM PDT by rineaux (Just say NO to taglines)
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To: mgstarr

2008 can’t come fast enough for me! I’m sick of all of them!


5 posted on 09/22/2007 2:15:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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US out of the UN, UN out of the US.


6 posted on 09/22/2007 2:18:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: camerakid400
under an immigration diversity program

Diversity, eh? What, between Sunnis and Shias? I'm sure the St. Dept. is lobbying for more Wahhabis.

7 posted on 09/22/2007 2:23:04 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: camerakid400
From 1990. Bush the elder. The State dept is disappointed? Homeland Security has no comment? These people not only are not protecting us, they are increasing the risk of death and injury to the American people. Some drastic changes are in order in this country. Yes, these people may be insane but there actions literally make them enemies of the American people. This stuff just can’t be allowed to continue. It’s off the chart.
8 posted on 09/22/2007 2:35:42 PM PDT by isrul
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To: camerakid400

We may as well give each of them 10 free jumbo jet flight lessons and a gross of box cutters as welcome to America gifts.


9 posted on 09/22/2007 2:46:06 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: rineaux

More cheap labor—don’t ya know? Of course, it gets pretty expensive when we have to surveil and track their activities, not to mention clean up the damage. But hey, its all in the name of diversity, so its okay.


10 posted on 09/22/2007 2:49:36 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: camerakid400

My sister lives in Honduras and had wanted to bring the woman who has worked for them for many years (almost 12) with her when they visit the states at Christmas. The US consulate in Honduras won’t grant the woman a visa. She’s a grandmother, has children, and grandchildren in Honduras, is not a flight risk, will be staying with my sister the entire time she’s in the states, yet she’s not allowed in (supposedly because she doesn’t have enough money in the bank...duh, the woman is widowed and lives in a third world country...she doesn’t have a lot of money.)

We let in the rich Muslims who want to go to school here, we don’t do anything to stop illegals, but when a US citizen requests a short term (10 day) visa for her friend and worker...it’s refused...go figure.


11 posted on 09/22/2007 2:52:40 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: camerakid400

Thanks Government for putting us in hell.


12 posted on 09/22/2007 2:52:56 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: camerakid400

Bookmark


13 posted on 09/22/2007 2:55:44 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: camerakid400
U.S. admits nearly 10,000 from "terrorism" states

If this government admits to 10,000, you can bet they've allowed in 100,000 plus from countries that sponsor terrorist.

14 posted on 09/22/2007 2:59:27 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: rineaux
Thats 7500 more Big Macs sold. Or 7500 more pairs of sneakers. Or at least 1500 more mortgages at 6.75% interest rate.

The business of America is business & to hell with everything and everybody else.

The only thing Stalin got wrong was who we'd sell the rope to.

15 posted on 09/22/2007 3:02:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: camerakid400
From 2000 to 2006, the program allowed 3,703 people from Sudan, 3,164 from Iran, 2,763 from Cuba and 162 from Syria to enter the United States and apply for permanent legal resident status, the report said. That totals 9,792 new immigrants.

They must all be in Detroitistan along with those who came here and illegally never left.

16 posted on 09/22/2007 3:22:31 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: camerakid400

Maybe it’s insane, maybe it’s not. “Terrorism states” also persecute their own citizens. Admitting Christians (or Jews or Zoarastrians) persecuted by Muslim or Communist government is humanity not insanity. I’d have to see the balance between member of groups persecuted in their country of origin and others admitted from those countries to judge.


17 posted on 09/22/2007 4:12:56 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: camerakid400

President Bush is happy.


18 posted on 09/22/2007 4:29:58 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: camerakid400

Piss on this Congress, and on the bushes located in front of 1600 Pennsylvania ave.


19 posted on 09/22/2007 4:31:50 PM PDT by gitmogrunt (8 years of Clinton ,8 years of Bush leaves me in a country I don't recognize anymore)
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To: camerakid400

As if it weren’t insane enough in 1990, let alone 2007.

Condi has disappointed me greatly. First she claimed and supposedly tried not to take positions as NSA, now she has largely backed the liberal establishment within the State Department and the fault of many decisions rests with her.


20 posted on 09/22/2007 4:37:34 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Snoopers-868th
They must all be in Detroitistan along with those who came here and illegally never left.

Don't count on it. Look at the mosques popping up in Texas.

21 posted on 09/22/2007 4:41:16 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Ben Chad

Aren’t those giant penis’ nice something to behold? /s


22 posted on 09/22/2007 4:54:51 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: camerakid400

“Terrorism states”???? Are they referring to California and New York???? (/semi-sarcasm)


23 posted on 09/22/2007 5:37:31 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: camerakid400

“The report by the U.S. *Government Accountability* Office said the State Department’s inspector general warned in 2003 that the Diversity Visa Program posed a significant risk to national security...”

Government Accountability?

That’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one!


24 posted on 09/22/2007 5:42:16 PM PDT by STE=Q ("Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." (Will Rogers))
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To: dawn53
We let in the rich Muslims who want to go to school here, we don’t do anything to stop illegals, but when a US citizen requests a short term (10 day) visa for her friend and worker...it’s refused...go figure.

We let rich Mexican kids cross the border every day to attend our schools.

Mexican Kids Daily Cross Texas Border for Free U.S. Paid Education

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1900078/posts

25 posted on 09/23/2007 9:51:48 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: camerakid400

LIBERALISM? All this was on Bush’s watch and most of it post 911.


26 posted on 09/23/2007 9:54:52 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Ben Chad
Don't count on it. Look at the mosques popping up in Texas.

My cousin is a Marshall in a small Texas town. They had a visit from the FBI warning them of 13 new mosques near the Mexican border. They are recruiting and converting Mexicans and were told, "It's coming...look out!"

27 posted on 09/23/2007 9:55:06 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: AuntB
They are recruiting and converting Mexicans and were told, "It's coming...look out!"

I'm really surprised by that. I thought Mexicans were died in the wool catholic.

28 posted on 09/23/2007 11:47:49 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Ben Chad; Calpernia

Do a google search. There are now Hispanic mosques popping up all over the USA and Mexico.

Cal, got any of that info handy?


29 posted on 09/23/2007 11:56:37 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: AuntB

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1326561/posts
Mexico Discovers Islam


30 posted on 09/23/2007 12:08:30 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Cobra64

Well, I guess that’s all that matters :-)


31 posted on 09/23/2007 12:13:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: camerakid400

DIEversity that is!


32 posted on 09/24/2007 8:08:49 AM PDT by Postal Dude
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