Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The U.S. Has a Massive Asylum Fraud Problem No One Talks About - By Todd Bensman

We have known for a long time how easy it is to get away with asylum fraud, and yet nothing has been done to improve detection or the prosecution numbers. A 2008 GAO survey of asylum officers showed that 75 percent believed “they needed additional training to help them detect fraud, conduct security checks and assess the credibility of asylum seekers.” In 2014, four Republican congressmen asked the GAO to investigate the asylum process after a leaked DHS report showed that up to 70 percent of cases contained proven or possible fraud.