Immigration Director admits massive ‘improper’ nationalizations prior to 2012 elections

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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017. 6:20 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, Ruth Meighan, former Immigration Director, told the Senate Select Committee that in many instances leading up to the 2012 general elections thousands of immigrants had their nationalization documents approved despite major irregularities. The PUP lost the 2012 General election by a total of 800 plus popular votes.

Prior to the election, the UDP nationalized over 2,000 immigrants who were thereafter registered to vote. Some political pundits have suggested that this massive nationalization and registration is wrought with major irregularities and may have been the reason why the UDP won the 2012 elections.

They simply did not qualify for nationality, Meighan told the committee.

Following yesterday’s senate hearing the Government has not indicated if those nationalities issued would be revoked.

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