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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Backdoor Amnesty!

Bowing to pressure from immigrant rights activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.

"This plan amounts to backdoor amnesty for hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of illegal aliens," the Republican Governor Brewer of Arizona, said in a written statement. "We need to remind President Obama that we elected a president that serves beneath the law and did not anoint a king that is above the law." 

The move would likely grant a reprieve to many would-be DREAM Act beneficiaries and thousands of others. The DREAM Act is a proposal in Congress to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a chance at legal status if they complete two years of college or military service. Though the bill has not passed, Thursday's announcement could serve to carry out its provisions. 

This is just the latest attempt by this president to bypass the intended legislative process when he does not get his way.
Under the plan, DHS and the Department of Justice will review all cases in removal proceedings as well as any new cases to make sure those who are deported meet the kind of criteria established in a June 17 agency memo.  (costing millions)

The memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton instructed staff to consider 19 factors when exercising "prosecutorial discretion" -- or the discretion an ICE attorney has in deciding whether and how to pursue an immigration case. The list includes factors similar to those in the DREAM Act, like whether someone arrived in the U.S. as a "young child," is pursuing an education or has served in the military.

Thursday's announcement goes beyond the memo by establishing a process to flag and exempt certain illegal immigrants from deportation. A team of attorneys and officials will be tasked with reviewing the more than 300,000 cases in the system. With more than 10 million people in the country illegally, the strategy is meant to focus limited resources on those who pose the greatest risk.
This new DHS directive will help prioritize our limited enforcement resources to focus on serious felons, gang members and individuals who are a national security threat rather than college students and veterans (How did they get into the military in the first place?) who have risked their lives for our country," Reid said in a statement. "I am especially pleased about the impact these new policies will have on those who would benefit from the DREAM Act. ... We lose a lot by sending them back to countries they do not know.

We can feel sorry for all the children that were brought here illegally or born here. It is not our fault, it is the fault of the parents who thought it was alright to put them in this situation!  The old saying "the sins of the fathers". We as a country can no longer afford to be so generous. With millions out of work, government and states can't pay their bills so legal citizens have to pay the price.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform described the announcement as a complete overhaul of immigration law without approval by Congress. Having failed in the legislative process, the Obama administration has simply decided to usurp Congress's constitutional authority and implement an amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens,

The so-called backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens is no longer merely another bad idea from the Obama administration. It is showing us that you can commit a crime and coming here illegally is a crime!

This situation is just another side effect of President Obama’s failure to deliver on his campaign promise to make immigration reform a priority in his first year. Until he does, state and local authorities are left with no choice but to pick up the slack for prosecuting and detaining criminal aliens. 

Obama ran for president promising secure borders, increased number of legal immigrants, to remove incentives for illegal immigration, and to allow undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.

As I have said before, Amnesty for illegal, whether it is backdoor or contained in a comprehensive reform bill, sends a simple message – get into the United States anyway you can because eventually you will be legalized.


Looks like Obama is looking for 300,000 easy votes for next year?

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