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From: Hal Netkin: [e-mail him]
One of the provisions of the White House immigration acceleration amnesty is that, to be eligible to obtain a "Z" visa, an applicant must have been (illegally) in the U.S. prior to January 1, 2007. Acceptable proof need only be a sworn affidavit from a non-relative.
This requirement brought to mind my own involvement in
In 1987 my mother`s house cleaner, Lola, an illegal alien from Honduras, asked me if I would write a letter on her behalf to the Immigration and Naturalization Service as evidence that she had been in the U.S. for the required time to make her eligible to apply for amnesty.
Since neither the INS nor any government agency ever
called me to verify that the information contained in my
letter about Lola was truthful (it was), it
is highly probable that many of those 2.7 million aliens who received amnesty in 1986 may not have been present in the U.S. for the required time. Those who were not likely delivered concocted letters to the INS.
And it is highly probably that a tsunami of illegals who are on their way now to obtain their "Z" visas will conspire with legal residents in presenting fraudulent "sworn" affidavits.
Netkin wrote earlier this month predicting that the $5,000 fine aliens must pay as a condition of their amnesty agreement will never be collected. Read his letter here. Previous letters from and columns about Netkin, the founder of WatchdogAmerica.com are here..
Joe Guzzardi adds: In my twenty years at the Lodi Adult School, students have asked me to write all kinds of letters for a myriad of different reasons. Correspondence on school letterhead is a coveted form of verification.
I turn down all requests except the ones that are unquestionably valid.