Report: U.S. agents helping 'terrorists'

Investigations are ongoing into allegations some U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees were helping "extremists" enter the country.

Report: U.S. agents helping 'terrorists'
Investigations are ongoing into allegations some U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees were helping "extremists" enter the country.

Confidential USCIS documents from 2006 seen by The Washington Times show several incidents of alleged corruption were being investigated.

"Two District Adjudications Officers are allegedly involved with known ... "terrorist" members," the internal document said, adding the group "was responsible for numerous robberies and used the heist money to fund activities."

Other allegations in the document said a USCIS officer in Harlington, Texas, sold immigration documents for $10,000 to as many as 20 people and a claim that a Lebanese citizen bribed an immigration officer with airline tickets for visa benefits, the Times said.

However, the agency was mum on the status of the cases, some of which a source told the newspaper were 3 years old.

"The investigations that are referenced are ongoing investigations that we can not comment on," USCIS spokesman Bill Wright told the Times.

UPI
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