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BREAKING: Second DHS Whistleblower Says ‘Cultural War’ Taking Place Within Agency … Impossible to Deny Work Visa Renewals; DHS Employees Reprimanded for Denying Visas … ‘Approving Someone Coming into the Country’ to Take an ‘American Job is Unforgivable’

  • Department of Homeland Security [DHS] Insider: “There is a cultural war going on [inside DHS] between the conservatives and the people who like open borders, and it’s been going on for years. The conservatives are losing.”

  • DHS Insider: “If you are getting a bonus because you’re approving of someone coming into the country and working -- which could potentially be an American job -- I think that is unforgivable.”

  • DHS Insider: “We’re supposed to be there to protect national security, and we’re supposed to be there to protect American jobs.”

  • DHS Insider: “A friend of mine that worked with me in immigration, who was a computer guru, couldn’t get a job with Microsoft. He went to work for immigration, and he stamped up and approved applications by Microsoft to bring in foreigners to do the job that he could have done.”

  • DHS Insider: “When they [visa renewal applicants] ask for an extension under the deference policy, we’re supposed to accept the fact that the first approval was valid, and therefore, we just approve it. It’s numerically centric. They [DHS] want us to approve as many [applicants] as possible.”

  • DHS Insider: “Immigration officers get a bonus at the end of the year, depending on how many files have been processed. Process includes denial, but the chances are that the vast majority of them are approvals.”

  • DHS Insider: “It’s a bad thing because it incentivizes approvals. If they denied 90 percent, there would be a far less amount of cases processed because it takes so much longer. If you approve a bunch of cases, then you are going to obtain a higher bonus because the processing numbers are higher.”

  • DHS Insider: “I expect retaliation [from the government], I’m not afraid of it. I’m doing the right thing.”

[WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 26, 2021] Project Veritas released a new video today featuring a sit-down interview with a second Department of Homeland Security [DHS] insider who blows the whistle on the agency’s “cultural war,” saying that immigration officers are incentivized to approve visas when the applicants are often unqualified.

The insider said the DHS’ internal culture war is between employees who believe in national sovereignty versus those who do not believe in borders at all.

“There is a cultural war going on between the conservatives and the people who like open borders, and it’s been going on for years. The conservatives are losing,” the insider said.

This latest whistleblower to come to Project Veritas explained how the federal government encourages immigration officers to approve as many visa applications as possible.

“When they [visa renewal applicants] ask for an extension under the deference policy, we’re supposed to accept the fact that the first approval was valid, and therefore, we just approve it. It’s numerically centric. They [DHS] want us to approve as many [applicants] as possible,” the whistleblower said.

“Immigration officers get a bonus at the end of the year, depending on how many files have been processed. Process includes denial, but the chances are that the vast majority of them are approvals,” they said.

“It’s a bad thing because it incentivizes approvals. If they denied 90 percent, there would be a far less amount of cases processed because it takes so much longer. If you approve a bunch of cases, then you are going to obtain a higher bonus because the processing numbers are higher.”

The whistleblower lashed out against colleagues that prioritize foreigners getting employment in the U.S. over Americans. 

“If you are getting a bonus because you’re approving of someone coming into the country and working -- which could potentially be an American job -- I think that is unforgivable,” they said.

“We’re supposed to be there [at the DHS] to protect national security, and we’re supposed to be there to protect American jobs.”

Project Veritas founder, James O’Keefe, asked the insider about the measures the DHS may take to punish employees for opposing the current visa approval process, and whether the insider feared blowback for bringing this issue to the public’s attention.

“They’ll retaliate against you by virtue of your performance, and what it does is that you’re not entitled to overtime. Not entitled to telework. Not entitled to a lateral transfer. Not entitled to a promotion,” the insider said.

“I expect retaliation, I’m not afraid of it. I’m doing the right thing.”

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