INS 'Rush' Skips Crime Checks

February 25, 1997
THE DAILY FED

INS 'Rush' Skips Crime Checks

The Immigration and Naturalization Service allowed 180,000 immigrants over the last two years to become citizens without running required criminal background checks on them, the Justice Department admitted Monday.

House Republicans have further charged that the Clinton Administration's Citizenship USA program, which naturalized more than 1 million immigrants, allowed more than 70,000 applicants who had criminal records to become citizens, the L.A. Times reported today.

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