How Did the Democrats' IT Scandal Suspects Get Here?:
"Here is a radical proposition: The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects.
Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets—especially if the public’s tax dollars subsidized their salaries.
...In all, IT worker Imran Awan and his family and friends hoovered up an estimated $4 million in government funds over a period of 13 years.
For months, the D.C. Capitol Police have probed allegations that the Awan ring stole equipment from more than 20 congressional offices and accessed the House IT system without members’ knowledge.
Investigative reporter Luke Rosiak at The Daily Caller News Foundation has done excellent work on the case—most recently breaking the news of Imran Awan’s arrest in late July at the airport for alleged bank fraud, mortgage scams, and shady wire transfers of nearly $300,000.
Awan was headed to Pakistan to join his wife, Hina Alvi, and three children, who had hastily fled America in March after Alvi was fired by Meeks.
My question to the House Democrats was simple: Were the Awans and their family and friends H-1B tech workers—like so many of the 650,000 “temporary” foreign guest workers imported into America under that program over the past quarter-century and predominantly working in IT?
And if they’re not H-1Bs, how exactly did Awan and company get here, when did they get here, and who brought them over here and why?
These are simple questions.
Given that these foreign IT workers now under investigation were paid for with our tax dollars, Americans deserve to know their path to the public trough..."