USCIS Union Head: Immigration Applicants ‘Not Going to be Properly Vetted’

Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, which represents employees at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that people applying under executive immigration programs are “not going to be properly vetted” on Monday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

“Now with these other programs that the president wanted to put through, you’re apt to — they’re not going to be properly vetted…remember, it’s on an application. it’s not an interview. so, you’re only going get so much information out of that form” he stated.  And “you’re going to have people off the street doing these decisions.”

He added that this does increase the risk of a terrorist attack, and “I guarantee it would be worse than 9/11.”

Palinkas concluded, “we don’t have a proper accounting whatsoever, and I don’t see it getting any better. When you lessen the requirements, when you lessen the vetting, meaning the background checks, things of that nature, when you push people through, when you just decide that, oh, as long as you only have maybe a misdemeanor or not a bad misdemeanor, whatever that means, I don’t know, you might qualify. So, you have people that came here illegally committing crimes, and then still asking for this benefit. what about the people that filed and went the lawful status way?”

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