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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Louis "Don" Crocetti Jr.
A program that gives coveted immigrant green cards to wealthy foreign investors was so susceptible to fraud and abuse that it was used by an Iranian network that sought to send banned high technology home and spread terrorism abroad, federal investigators said.
The administration has approved 99.5 percent of applications of those who have applied for legal status under President Obama's nondeportation policy for young adults, granting legal status to more than 250,000 formerly illegal immigrants.
"But you can be an MBA or accountant and not know immigration law just as easily as the other way around," said Louis "Don" Crocetti Jr., who set up the CIS fraud detection and national security office in 2003 and headed it until September 2011.
"It is amazing to me that a person with half-a-million dollars would be considered either wealthy or an investor," he said.