Asylum Fraud: Abusing America's Compassion? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, February 11, 2014 [open pdf - 5MB]
This is the March 12, 2014 hearing on "Asylum Fraud: Abusing America's Compassion?" held before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Bob Goodlatte: "The United States of America is extremely hospitable to immigrants, asylees, refugees, and those needing temporary protected status. Our Nation's record of generosity and compassion to people in need of protection from war, anarchy, natural disaster, and persecution is exemplary and easily the best in the world. We have maintained a robust refugee resettlement system, taking in more United Nations designated refugees than all other countries in the world combined. We grant asylum to tens of thousands of asylum seekers each year. We expect to continue this track record in protecting those who arrive here in order to escape persecution. Unfortunately, however, because of our well justified reputation for compassion, many people are attempting to file fraudulent claims just so they can get a free pass into the United States. The system becomes subject to abuse and fraud when the generous policies we have established are used for ideological goals by the Administration. It also becomes subject to abuse when people seek to take advantage of our generosity and game the system by identifying and exploiting loopholes." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Trey Gowdy, Zoe Lofgren, Bob Goodlatte, John Conyers, Jr., Louis D. Crocetti, Jr., Jan C. Ting, Hipolito M. Acosta, and Eleanor Acer.
Serial No. 113-66
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