This no doubt happened because of the politically correct imperative to put a Muslim in charge of sensitive immigration matters, so as to avoid the appearance of “racism.” Fox Guarding the Henhouse Alert: “Iraq spy suspect oversaw U.S. asylums,” from the Washington Times, with thanks to all who sent this in:
An Iraqi-born U.S. citizen suspected of being a foreign intelligence agent was employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to rule on asylum applications, including those from unfriendly Middle Eastern nations, according to documents obtained from Congress by The Washington Times.
Michael J. Maxwell, the former head of the Office of Security and Investigations at USCIS, is expected to testify about the Iraqi case and other breakdowns at the agency to a House subcommittee today.
Mr. Maxwell will tell legislators that the immigration system is being used by enemy governments to place agents in the United States.
The suspected agent, whose name has not been released, judged 180 asylum applications while at USCIS, the agency that also rules on green cards, citizenship and employment authorization.
A database check during Mr. Maxwell’s investigation turned up national-security questions about nearly two dozen of those cases.