Refugee fraud is "easy to commit" and much tougher to detect, Homeland Security officials acknowledged in an internal memo made public by members of Congress Thursday that challenges the department's own assurances as it seeks to increase the number of refugees from dangerous countries.
The U.S. has relaxed requirements for refugees to prove they are who they say they are, and at times may rely solely on testimony. That makes it easier for bogus applicants to conspire to get approved, according to the department memo, which was obtained by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. read more
Four years ago, Christian Rickers was a delegate from Virginia for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention; four months ago he voted for Bernie Sanders in the Virginia primary. read more
Hillary Clinton's campaign and its allies are outspending their Republican counterparts by a factor of about five to one, according to a new analysis released Tuesday. read more
Ahmad Rahami's father told authorities two years ago that his son was a terrorist prompting the feds to investigate the future New York and New Jersey bombing suspect, The New York Times reported Tuesday. read more
Economists have long said that when the United States catches a cold, Mexico gets pneumonia. "The possibility that Donald Trump could win the Nov. 8 elections has made financial markets nervous and that has been especially reflected in the Mexican peso," the bank said.