Too good to be true, except it is:

Every few weeks for nearly four years, the Secret Service screened the IDs of employees for a Maryland cleaning company before they entered the house of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the nation’s top immigration official.

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The company’s owner says the workers sailed through the checks — although some of them turned out to be illegal immigrants.

Need we add that the misguided plan of Ark. Republican legislators to make political hay out of hard-working immigrants is doomed, should it succeed, to produce even more stories like this.