April 3, 2009, - 6:34 pm
Hmmm . . . At Immigration Center Site of Rampage, Aliens Taking Citizenship Test Didn’t Speak English
By Debbie Schlussel
So, the identity of the shooter at the American Civic Association has been learned: Jiverly Voong, 42, had just lost his job at IBM.
But there’s an interesting piece of info that’s come out in the reporting and it may point to immigration fraud at the center.
One point of immigration law that isn’t enforced nearly enough is that those seeking citizenship must take the citizenship test in English. There are few exceptions, like if the applicant mentally incompetent. But there’s a reason the citizenship test prep book below is in English . . . AND Spanish. Too many people who don’t speak English game the system and get citizenship.
But it looks like most of those who were at the American Civic Association at the time of the rampage didn’t speak English. And yet, most were there to take the citizenship test.
Hmmm . . .
The gunman entered a room just off the reception area and continued firing, the chief said. He fired on a citizenship class, Rep. Hinchey said.
“People were there in the process of being tested for their citizenship,” Hinchey said in a telephone interview. “It was in the middle of a test. He just went in and opened fire.”
Twenty-six people hid in a boiler room and 37 people were safely removed from the building, Zikuski said. Four people are in critical condition.
Most of the people brought out of the building couldn’t speak English, the chief said.
Yes, some of the people were there in an English class, but how many who couldn’t speak English were among those taking the citizenship test?
Probably more than you’d think.