Immigration Officials Fail to Track Illegal Voting Rates, Say Reports
“The federal agency which “oversees lawful immigration to the United States,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not track and retain the answers by legal noncitizen residents whether they have illegally voted or registered to vote.
Furthermore, if they vote illegally or are even convicted of illegally voting, this does not necessarily disqualify them from becoming a citizen.
Using all caps and bold font to emphasize the importance of the word “ever,” USCIS form N-400 (Part 12) asks persons applying for naturalization:
- Have you EVER registered to vote in any Federal, state, or local election in the United States?
- Have you EVER voted in any Federal, state, or local election in the United States?
When noncitizens fill out these forms, they do so under penalty of perjury.
Freedom of Information Act requests by both the Washington Times and the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) revealed there is no database to gather and track this information.
The Washington Times reported the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would have to review every application manually to get this information. One million of these applications were filed in 2016. It also reported that the Pence Commission intends to compare noncitizen permanent resident files with public voter rosters. President Trump signed an executive order in May creating the commission on election fraud. It is led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, as reported by Breitbart News and Breitbart News Daily.
Other problems revealed in the Washington Times report included USCIS policy discourages officials from disqualifying a naturalization applicant who was convicted of illegally voting if he or she has only one offense. Moreover, USCIS does not have a system or policy for notifying prosecutors about applicants who admit to illegal voting.
Applicants who deny illegal voting are also not verified by checking public voter rosters.
The Washington Times article reported an immigration services spokeswoman said that the USCIS does not have a policy, “official or otherwise, that discourages officers from denying naturalization applicants if they have voted unlawfully.”
The spokeswoman noted that although USCIS “does not have a mechanism in place to cross-check voter registration” the Pence Commission intends to work to fill-in for this gap.
“There’s no question that the Obama DHS looked past noncitizens participating in the electoral system before obtaining citizenship,” a PILF spokesman shared with Breitbart Texas in a statement. “Discerning the scope of this problem is another ideal area of study for the forthcoming presidential commission on election integrity.”
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Isis attack on Tehran is its most surprising Ramadan atrocity so far – and the most significant
|| the Independent UK
“The suicide bombing and shooting in Tehran is the most surprising and also, in terms of fallout, the most significant of the terrorist attacks which have taken place internationally in the past week. It comes at a time when the Middle East is going through an extraordinary political upheaval, cutting across its traditional sectarian faultlines – and when Donald Trump is conducting a campaign of threats against Iran.
Iran, unlike much of the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, has been relatively free of terrorist attacks. There have been bombings in Ahvaz in the south-west where there is a long-running Sunni Arab secessionist movement, but the last major attacks in cities were seven years ago. Four scientists were assassinated between 2010 and 2012, but these are alleged to have been carried out by Israel in an effort to hinder Iran’s then nascent nuclear programme.
Indeed, the safety offered by Iran is one of its strongest selling points.”
….Read more @ the Independent