What do you think of Obama's Backdoor Amnesty for 300,000 Immigrants?
The Obama administration is taking steps to grant what amounts to amnesty to as many as 300,000 illegal aliens.
In a recent announcement on a sleepy August Friday in Washington, D.C., the Department of Homeland Security directed immigration enforcement officials to start dropping cases against as many deportable alien lawbreakers as possible.
The administration is clearing out removal cases wholesale. Despite insisting that it will give them case-by-case treatment, an interagency committee is charged with finding all the cases it can to grant relief.
This backdoor amnesty broadens and encourages use of “prosecutorial discretion” on behalf of foreigners who face removal orders. Not only will potentially thousands of illegals be allowed to remain in the United States, but the administration has also confirmed that those aliens can obtain work permits.
Illegal aliens the Obamaites consider “low-priority” will benefit from this expansion of its discretion that was intended for rare usage. Last year, the administration explored what it termed “administrative alternatives” to “comprehensive immigration reform.” This latest decree follows in that vein of large-scale administrative action to end-run the legislative branch of government.
The Obama administration refuses to take Congress’ “no” to amnesty for an answer.
Last December, Congress rejected the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would have legalized those illegal aliens who supposedly were brought to America while children.
The revamped enforcement—or nonenforcement—scheme tracks with a June 17 memorandum from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That memo tilts discretion to be exercised more frequently, and enforcement pursued more narrowly.
Any illegal alien who can claim to have been in the country “since childhood,” or to be a U.S. veteran, or a crime victim, or pregnant with an anchor baby, will get “prompt particular care and consideration” for what’s effectively amnesty. This means the administration is unilaterally legalizing not only those who would benefit from the DREAM Act, but also other classes of illegals.
While denying that what is effectively legal status will be given broadly, there is nothing in this policy that limits it to exceptional cases. In fact, rather than allow such exceptions to be carefully examined, the administration is fast-tracking certain illegals to legal status.
“Together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), we have initiated an interagency working group to execute a case-by-case review of all individuals currently in removal proceedings to ensure that they constitute our highest priorities,” Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In other words, immigration lawbreakers who aren’t terrorists, violent criminals or gang members will be legalized.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Americans are screwed again. Why is it that when We say, "NO" obomamaa and the law makers stick it to us anyway.
- Anonymous8 years ago
I am for the DREAM Act but I am not for this "backdoor amnesty" If it wasn't for the fact that Obama needed the latino vote, he would not be doing this. However, i will sort of come to Obama's rescue and say that this backdoor amnesty policy stems from a letter that Harry Reid wrote to Obama. SInce Harry Reid is the senate majority leader, he holds the power. If he had not been reelected last year, then I doubt this would be happening,
- Joe in texasLv 78 years ago
I find Obama's “administrative alternatives” disturbing.
He is discarding the Legislative Branch of government as unneeded when ever they will not do his bidding and ruling like an Emperor or King.
Although Obama may find it inconvenient to have a majority in Congress disagree with him this Congress was duly elected by we the people.
Americans did not accidentally elect a Republican majority. The people put them there because they wanted to limit Democrat control of Congress. They say the Health Care reform debacle and ended total Democrat control.
- 8 years ago
This type of plan has been introduced by Republicans and Democrats. It looks good on paper, and then take a look again, and it looks equally bad. I don't think anyone can tell what will be brought on application and when, and how modified it will be. It is not Obama's personal agenda, it is an agenda by Democratic Party. Few Republicans have said similar things in the past.
I am neither a democrat nor republican. Just in case if you were wondering.
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- comoLv 43 years ago
he's directing DHS Janet to flow a memo detailing how that's achieved. additionally, that's no secret that 80-ninety% of illegals would vote Dem. Why wouldnt they attempt to cement a carry on capability via giving Amnesty? whether it does userp the legislative technique. are you able to declare seventy 5-one hundred twenty million undocumented democrat voters? IF 80-ninety% have been to vote Republican, the Wall would of been equipped, immigration reform would of been achieved as challenging as ObamaCare and this communication wouldnt be on YA.
- NightwindLv 78 years ago
Obama is a sack of crap. He has been a lawless little prick ever since he took over as president.
By not enforcing the federal government's laws, he is de facto giving amnesty as it is.
This is in light of his violations to the Constitution
Lying to us where our tax money is going
Using tax money to shore up supporters and Unions
Illegally conducting military action in other countries without Congressional approval after his alloted time for emergencies.
You name it, this little F**Ker is doing it, and he should know better as president not to violate the law
- 8 years ago
More proof Obama makes up his own laws and answers to nobody.