Suicidal idiocy. By David Morgan for Reuters (thanks to Davida):
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 10,000 people from countries designated as sponsors of terrorism have entered the United States under an immigration diversity program with relatively few restrictions, a report released on Friday said.
The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said the State Department’s inspector general warned in 2003 that the Diversity Visa Program posed a significant risk to national security and recommended it be closed to people from countries on the U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors.
But four years later, the program remains open to people from those nations and little is known about what becomes of them once they enter the United States, the GAO said.
From 2000 to 2006, the program allowed 3,703 people from Sudan, 3,164 from Iran, 2,763 from Cuba and 162 from Syria to enter the United States and apply for permanent legal resident status, the report said. That totals 9,792 new immigrants.
“We found no documented evidence of … immigrants from state sponsors of terrorism committing any terrorist acts,” said the GAO, a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress.
Oh, good. Nothing to worry about, then. Go back to sleep.