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U.S. has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came study to then took jobs
Washington Times ^ | 03/09/2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 03/10/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The federal government has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came to the U.S. to study and then took jobs, often in violation of the terms of their visas, according to a new internal audit.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t even consistently collect information or have the tools to monitor all of the foreign students who take part in the optional practical training (OPT) program, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report released late Friday.

“The problems with OPT are extensive and serious. The report not only calls into question the department’s oversight of the program, but also whether such lack of oversight is a serious national security risk,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican who released the report, said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Officials who run the Student and Exchange Visitor Program have deemed OPT to be a low-risk program, but the new findings suggest that may be wrong.

Immigration agents told investigators they view the program as a gateway to illegal immigration, since students who are approved are allowed to work not just during their time in school, but also for up to 29 months after they complete their studies.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: illegals; immigration; students; visa

1 posted on 03/10/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
What a dereliction of duty. More Americans will die because of our incompetent and corrupt officials. I just hope the next attack is over the White House and Capitol Building.
2 posted on 03/10/2014 11:51:53 AM PDT by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind
In spite of ICE’s best efforts, I'm sure.

It's widely known how seriously they take their responsibilities.

3 posted on 03/10/2014 11:52:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
Are they seriously trying to pretend this was an accident?
4 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: skeeter

How could they get jobs, if the companies were doing their I9. Everywhere I have worked in the past 25 years, I’ve had to go through the “prove you are a citizen” thing.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:37 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just like the 9/11 hijackers who came here to go to airline pilot school


6 posted on 03/10/2014 11:54:39 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

yep.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 11:54:46 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I’m not sure what proof is required these days, but I suspect you can have just about any type of documentation manufactured for a fee.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: angcat

It’s all part of the national suicide effort a.k.a hope and change.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 11:57:48 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

Not all of these “students” are students.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 11:58:24 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words, they lost track of the next Bari Soebarkah.

Some of those missing will become US Senators and Presidents with zero forms of valid ID.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: skeeter
"It's widely known how seriously they take their responsibilities. "


12 posted on 03/10/2014 11:59:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nachum

For the list.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 12:01:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe one of them will become president someday. Oh wait..


14 posted on 03/10/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: SeekAndFind
U.S. has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came study to then took jobs

The grammar in the headline... The Washington Times? Really?

Good grief.

15 posted on 03/10/2014 12:02:01 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: skeeter

Oh I understand that. I work with photoshop all day, so I appreciate what it takes to create documents.

But, and this is a serious question to anyone who knows—what happens when they use a SSN that is not accurate? Does it get kicked back? How much effort do they have to go through to get it straightened out. Or, by doing the first I9 effort, do they just wait for it to be corrected?

I wanna think this has more to do with being lazy than anything else.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 12:03:40 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s why we do I9 lookups


17 posted on 03/10/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: SeekAndFind
U.S. has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came study to then took jobs

I found one. He's in the offices of the Washington Times writing headlines.

18 posted on 03/10/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


19 posted on 03/10/2014 12:07:16 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think I read this same headline last year, the year before that and.......

Our politicians are filing us at every level. Someday they will be held to account.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: angcat

” I just hope the next attack is over the White House and Capitol Building. “

Muslims will not attack their allies.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 12:08:25 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind
students who came study to then took jobs...

Not all. Many are gainfully employed, projects involving pressure cookers. Who pays them? Various public agencies, SNAP, Section-8 Housing, etc...

22 posted on 03/10/2014 12:11:12 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind
I saw this posted yesterday and it surely answers a lot of questions.

Liz Trotta on Fox Sunday morning.
She was able to cover 'almost' every aspect of America's decline (the why's and how's) in just a few short minutes!

4 minutes of CLARITY.

Liz Trotta on Foxnews
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEfn3e6aoM

23 posted on 03/10/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Gen.Blather

Tou-che !!!


24 posted on 03/10/2014 12:13:07 PM PDT by angcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Never fear, though! The govt is protecting you by spying on every move you make and every word you say!


25 posted on 03/10/2014 12:18:32 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: C210N

Yeah they’re not lost. Just look in the local mosques.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 12:18:50 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Vermont Lt

They are all Obamacare Navigators.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 12:20:25 PM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But the TSA misses no one!


28 posted on 03/10/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not to mention the technology drain and thievery that goes on sending our technology back to our competitors so they can compete with us without the sacrifice of research.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 12:30:12 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Several years ago we had two Chinese employees that my company hired out of college. One day the FBI came and took the poor darlings away. They were working for the Chinese army the whole time and funneling sensitive research to China by the boatload. We were told by our management not to discuss it.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 12:42:02 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“Lost track of” by the same knuckleheads who insist on “universal background checks” for Americans to exercise their 2nd Amendment Right.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me guess...most of these students are from muslim countries or somehow related to islamic garbage.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by soycd
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To: SeekAndFind

I say BS —

They didn’t lose track of them — they know exactly where they are.


33 posted on 03/10/2014 2:02:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t even consistently collect information or have the tools to monitor all of the foreign students who take part in the optional practical training (OPT) program, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report released late Friday.

THEN STOP LETTING THEM IN. Sorry for yelling.
34 posted on 03/10/2014 2:43:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: soycd

It’s hard to keep track of thousands of students named Muhammad.


35 posted on 03/10/2014 4:39:11 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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