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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Immigration And Naturalization Service
An investor-visa program Congress wants to permanently extend was rife with fraud and corruption from its start more than two decades ago, with hundreds of millions of dollars improperly diverted as government officials lamented a persistent lack of oversight and an inability to investigate or prosecute the perpetrators.
An IRS policy decision made 17 years ago resulted in the agency distributing $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits to illegal immigrants, according to an oversight committee for the Treasury Department.