State Dept. insider exposes refugee program as ‘full of fraud’
Whistleblower shocks with letter defending president’s authority to implement reforms
A recently retired U.S. State Department veteran has published a whistleblower letter in the Chicago Tribune fingering the refugee resettlement program as fraught with “fraud” and “abuses.”
Mary Doetsch said the problems were apparent before President Obama took office but got worse under his leadership and that she “fully supports” President Trump’s executive order to temporarily halt the program in order to improve the vetting process.
“I fully support President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily halts admissions from the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and bans travel from nationals of countries that potentially pose a security risk to the United States; however, I don’t think the action goes far enough. Further, I believe there are many people throughout the country who feel the same way,” she writes.
She refutes the narrative of the Obama State Department, repeated by its nonprofit contractors at Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and myriad other lobbyists and supporters including some members of Congress, that refugees are the “most vetted” and “most scrutinized” of all travelers to the United States.
Doetsch retired about two months ago as a refugee coordinator. One of her assignments was at a United Nations refugee camp in Jordan, from which many of the Syrian refugees are flowing into the U.S.
Her letter affirms two and a half years of reporting by WND, which has reported that the “vetting” of refugees from broken countries such as Somalia, Syria and Sudan often consists largely of a personal interview with the refugee. These countries have no law enforcement data to vet against the personal story relayed to the U.S. government about the refugee’s background. Sometimes even their name and identity is fabricated and they have no documentation, such as a valid passport, or they have fraudulent documentation.
WND reported back in September 2016 that the government was allowing in some refugees whose personal stories could not be verified.
“As a recently retired 25-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State who served almost eight years as a refugee coordinator throughout the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Cuba, I have seen first-hand the abuses and fraud that permeate the refugee program and know about the entrenched interests that fight every effort to implement much-needed reform. Despite claims of enhanced vetting, the reality is that it is virtually impossible to vet an individual who has no type of an official record, particularly in countries compromised by terrorism. U.S. immigration officials simply rely on the person’s often rehearsed and fabricated ‘testimony.’ I have personally seen this on hundreds of occasions.”
In just the first full week day since Judge James Robart struck down Trump’s executive order, more than 100 refugees have been rushed into the country by State Department contractors.
As a refugee coordinator, Doetsch writes:
“I saw the exploitations, inconsistencies and security lapses in the program, and I advocated strongly for change. Nonetheless, during the past decade and specifically under the Obama administration, the Refugee Admissions Program continued to expand blindly, seemingly without concern for security or whether it served the best interests of its own citizens.
She highlighted the situation of African boat people who arrive on the European island of Malta seeking asylum. These illegal aliens in Malta are magically turned into “refugees” by the United Nations and shipped to the United States. She writes:
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