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Old 08-27-2008, 11:02 AM
Location: Maryland
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I’d be willing to bet there would be similar results, if they used DNA testing on illegal aliens currently in this country whining that “families are being separated.”

Officials say the departments of State and Homeland Security decided to suspend the admissions program after DNA testing of applicants - begun in February in Kenya -- showed that only a fraction of them were actually blood relatives of refugees given residence in the United States.

Confirming a news report Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, State Department Deputy Spokesman Robert Wood said the two U.S. government departments decided earlier this year to begin DNA testing of the applicants after allegations of fraud.

Wood said the initial tests, involving about 500 mainly Somali and Ethiopian applicants examined in Nairobi, showed that only a fraction of them - about 20 percent - were blood relatives of those in the United States.
VOA News - US Suspends African Refugee Program After Discovering Fraud (http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-08-20-voa59.cfm - broken link)
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