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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's requirement for background checks on illegal aliens being helped under the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program - which grants a two-year deferment from deportation - has been dropped.

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services abandoned the requirement for background checks late last year to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications sparked by the Obama's plan.

The documents revealed that USCIS adopted costly "lean and lite" procedures in favor of the more time-consuming required background checks.

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initiated a FOIA action in October 2012 after receiving a tip from a whistle-blower at a federal law enforcement agency.

Judicial Watch asked for "all communications, memoranda, emails, policy guidelines, directives, initiatives, and any other correspondence respecting the scope and extent of background checks to be performed (or not) on aliens applying to the Obama administration's DACA program."

The Immigration and Nationality Act requires a "coordinated, uniform and efficient" system of background checks be used for all applicants.

INA also requires USCIS to maintain "direct and continuous" contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency to determine whether an illegal alien is ineligible to enter or remain in the U.S. due to criminal conduct, and other disqualifying factors.

To ensure that illegal immigrant applicants are not registered in any crime databases, INA requires that USCIS remain in contact with law enforcement agencies.

Before approving applications, immigrants are to be cross-checked through law enforcement agencies to see if they are indexed in the National Crime Information Center's Interstate Identification Index, Wanted Persons File, or any other files maintained by the National Crime Information Center.

The documents obtained by Judicial Watch instead show a costly, haphazard and cursory review process for background checks on illegal aliens seeking "deferred status."

The Judicial Watch investigation found a series of agency memos dated back to Sept. 14, 2012, instructing field offices to expect the National Benefits Center (which oversees collecting all DACA applicants) to only conduct "lean & lite" background checks on illegals applying for deferments.

"NBC will not perform full TECS checks or any evidence review on these cases before we ship to the field," the memo revealed. A memo dated Oct. 14 reiterated the same policy, "Hits will be sent to the field without resolution."

In late October, the St. Paul field director indicated the "lean and light" procedures would continue for an indefinite period of time.

An email chain from Sept. 5 to Nov. 14 brings to light agency pressure not to turn any illegal alien applicants away for failing to show a valid ID. An Oct. 3 memo explicitly directs workers, "Biometric processing should not be refused solely because an applicant does not present an acceptable ID," the Judicial Watch investigation found.

Agency personnel were instructed to report every two weeks the number of DACA requesters who appeared for biometrics collection during that previous two-week period. The field offices were also instructed to provide the reason why the DACA requester was turned away.

Additionally, the documents revealed that the DACA program would have an added cost to taxpayers.

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The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to "unauthorized" alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by thousands of "unauthorized" alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report
published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to "unauthorized" aliens were in Atlanta.

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

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