Past Features

December 30, 2016

Dealing with deportable aliens
How many filed fraudulent claims?

DACA applicants must prove they were physically present in the U.S. on June 12, 2012
Source of Chart
Trump's Border Wall, Deportation Plans Face Pushback From GOP
    Donald Trump’s pledges to deport undocumented immigrants and build a U.S.-Mexico border wall helped fuel Republicans’ surprising election victories, but they now face growing challenges from fellow party members.
    Three Republican senators are working with Democrats to shield about 750,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation if Trump cancels a 2012 order from President Barack Obama that let them stay in the U.S.
    Lawmakers want to “ensure that children who were brought here by their parents, through no fault of their own, are able to stay and finish their education and continue to contribute to society,” said Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are joining him on a measure drafted by the No. 2 Democratic leader, Dick Durbin of Illinois, that will be introduced after the new Congress convenes Jan. 3.

Glenn Spencer
Re-screen DACA applicants
Very strong evidence points to a surge across the border south of Tucson immediately following the August 15, 2012, start of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but not one of those who crossed the border after that date would have qualified under DACA.
    In May, 2013, DHS reported a 99.2% approval rate for DACA applicants.
    More recently, it was reported that 7% were denied.
    As ABP pointed out last November, there is a reasonable likelihood of widespread fraud in the DACA application process.
    As the Trump administration proceeds to deal with the issue of deportable aliens, it might begin by having the FBI review a sample of DACA applications to determine the error rate - and the existence of fraud.
    If the rate of fraudulent applications is greater than, say x%, it might then justifiably rescind the entire process and revoke DACA.