|Visa Scams Force Clusure of Honduran Consuls in US|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 07:28 PM|
While Democrats and the GOP Establishment are calling for amnesty for illegal aliens in the US, the government of Honduras was forced to shut down eight consulates in the United States due to allegations of rampant visa fraud.
According to the BBC News, "Honduras has suspended eight of its 10 consuls in the United States. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said there would be an investigation into whether the eight had illegally issued identity papers. The consulates affected are in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and New York ."
Apparently, Hondurans were illegally entering the US by obtaining so-called 'consular IDs' after paying a bribe of $50.
As reported by the BBC, "The consuls' suspension comes days after local media alleged that they had issued illegal papers in exchange of payments of up to $50 (£30). The only ones to remain in their posts were the consuls in Washington DC and San Francisco. An estimated 700,000 people of Honduran origin resided in the United States in 2011, according to the US Census Bureau."
It's likely that if President Barack Obama signs an amnesty bill, these 700,000 Hondurans would be deemed US citizens with the right to vote, and hence they would support Democrat Party candidates running for office.
To read the entire article from the BBC News, link here:
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