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In last night’s newscast, you also heard Pacheco’ testifying to the Committee that she felt intimidated by the presence of Ministers at the Immigration Department. The Immigration officer explained that when a Minister was involved with applications, officers are almost forced to comply because otherwise it could result in bad repercussions. She also pointed out that Ministers were involved in requesting immigration files from the Department, which was a highly questionable practise.


Screen_Shot_2017-06-22_at_8.02.33_PMSenator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“Minister Penner was not the only person requesting files, was he?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“No”


Senator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“Who else or which other minister was requesting nationality files?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“Minsiter Hulse would always request nationality files?”


Senator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“Why would a minister request nationality files?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“I’m assuming for revision.”


Senator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“For revision, were you ever offered any money for the processing of the Wong Hong Kim nationality?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“No sir”


Senator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“Minister Penner never offered you any money?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“No sir”


Senator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“Neither nor Mr. Wade?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“No sir”


Senator Michel Chebat - Member, Senate Select Committee


“To the best of your knowledge did minister Hulse tried to stop minister Penner from taking nationality files?”


Addy Pacheco – Former Assistant to the Officer In Charge of Nationality Section


“No”


Pacheco will return before the Senate to testify next week.

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