An asylum-fraud “industry”

A front-page story in the New York Times details how some immigration middlemen engage in systematic coaching of false persecution stories. “West Africans claim genital mutilation or harm from the latest political violence. Albanians and immigrants from other Balkan countries claim they fear ethnic cleansing. Chinese invoke the one-child policy or persecution of Christians, Venezuelans cite their opposition to the ruling party, and Russians describe attacks against gay people. Iraqis and Afghans can cite fear of retaliation by Islamic extremists.”


  • Wow, it’s amazing is that this was published in the very immigrant friendly NYT, not Fox News or National Review. That’s when you know the issue has become too huge to ignore.

  • Surprise, surprise. Reward certain behaviors, you get more of them. Surprise, surprise.