Michael Chertoff on Immigration
Director of Homeland Security
That did not make sense, since Secret Service agents protecting Chertoff would have been expected to check the background--including citizenship--of anyone allowed in the DHS secretary's home. But while the Secret Service initially performed routine screening, the secretary's wife "admonished agents for 'hassling' the workers." Agents in charge bowed to Mrs. Chertoff 's wishes. As a result, "no name checks were done for some time," an agent says. When checks were done, "It was obvious the workers were providing bogus identifying information, but the agents, out of fear of Mrs. Chertoff, allowed them through.
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