Lots of fraud among Iraqi refugee applications

The Associated Press reports:

AMMAN, Jordan: The Australian Embassy in Jordan says it and other Western nations are tightening their Iraqi refugee resettlement policy to eliminate fraud.

Embassy spokeswoman Tania Wilson says Australia rejects about 1,000 out of the 4,500 Iraqi resettlement applications submitted in Jordan and Syria every year due to fraud. The two countries host the bulk of Iraq’s 2 million refugees.

Most fraud involves fabricated documents or applications from Iraqis with illegitimate status.

Wilson said Sunday that several Western nations discussed several measures to combat fraud in a closed-door meeting in Jordan. She declined to elaborate on the nature of the measures.

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