He’s done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens – effective immediately.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010.
1 million illegal aliens now have an immediate reprieve from deportation and will not be subject to deportation for at least two years – which the DHS can, unilaterally, extend this reprieve indefinitely using its own authority, not subject to Congressional approval. And we suspect, as with Sen. Dick Durbin’s DREAM Act, DHS can also provide unlimited reprieves and overrides for any of these illegal aliens, again on its own sole authority.
And Obama finally produces a jobs program – but for ILLEGAL ALIENS – as a million illegals will be added to a workforce to compete with Americans workers already suffering through a record length of recession unemployment.
We knew this was coming. Illegal alien advocates La Raza, ACLU, MALDEF and others have been urging Obama to sign an executive order for amnesty for weeks now, and press reports hinted that this might occur. But now, with his poll numbers collapsing, and independent voters abandoning him in swing states, Obama is using this virtual amnesty as a blatant attempt to garner more of the “Latino” vote, which itself had been souring on him for 2 years.
We need to see the fine print of this order, but if it is similar to the DREAM Act, we should expect an immediate increase in border crossings and massive new fraud as ineligible illegals and foreign nationals scramble to get in on the amnesty order – just as occured in 1986. That is because – as SWA noted in its objection – the DREAM Act would have permitted ANY illegal alien to apply for the amnesty, even if they were well outside the bounds of its terms, and they would be granted an automatic stay of deportation pending “investigation” – which could be extended indefinitely by the DHS Secretary.
If this order matches those terms of the DREAM Act, then we may well be looking at a MAJOR amnesty of more than 2 million ADDITIONAL illegals, due to document fraud, new border crossings, and fraudulent applications.
Enough is enough. This disgraceful end-run of the rule of law and constitution must NOT stand!
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