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Frightening Obama Administration ‘Amnesty Memo’

August 2, 2010

The USCIS is part of the Department of Homeland Security, which makes “Homeland Security” a rather enormous oxymoron.  I’m sure the title “Department of Homeland Betrayal” is still unregistered, Barry Hussein

Amnesty By Executive Fiat
By W. James Antle, III on 7.30.10 @ 3:58PM

The Obama administration is  considering it. The idea is to have the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) just start handing out green cards to illegals.

USCIS, a part of the Obama administration, outlines the ideas in a draft memo that includes the possibility of issuing green cards to tens of thousands who entered the country illegally. “In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, CIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations,” the memo advises.
Illegal immigration in Arizona

It was prepared by senior aides for CIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas and made public by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who last month asked President Obama for assurances that rumors of a reprieve for illegal immigrants were unfounded. “This memo gives credence to our concerns that the administration will go to great lengths to circumvent Congress and unilaterally execute a back-door amnesty plan,” Grassley told ProPublica, a non-profit investigative team.

The Obama administration cannot legalize the entire illegal immigrant population this way, much less put them on a path to citizenship. But it is a democratically unaccountable start.

Let’s understand what this is: it presents a plan to “reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.

“The memo proposes 18 different ways for the Obama Administration to essentially eliminate our borders through regulatory fiat and in clear violation of the letter and the spirit of U.S. immigration laws, which Obama swore an oath to faithfully execute,” said NumbersUSA‘s Director of Government Relations Rosemary Jenks.

NumbersUSA details and explains some of the more frightening provisions (frightening to anyone who actually respects America’s sovereignty and its borders, anyway):

Item 4 in the memo outlines ways the Obama Administration can provide amnesty for millions of illegal aliens through the “extreme hardship” provision. It would “encourage many more spouses, sons, and daughters of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to seek relief without fear of removal. It would also increase the likelihood that such relief would be granted.” Section 4 reads:

Lessen the Standard for Demonstrating “Extreme Hardship”

The Act at 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(I) and (II) renders inadmissible for 3 or 10 years individuals who have been unlawfully present in the U.S. for 180 days or one year respectively, and then depart. By statute, DHS has discretion to waive these grounds of inadmissibility for spouses, sons and daughters of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents if the refusal to admit such individuals would result in extreme hardship to their qualifying relatives. Generally, the “extreme hardship” standard has been narrowly construed by USCIS.

To increase the number of individuals applying for waivers, and improve their chances of receiving them, CIS could issue guidance or a regulation specifying a lower evidentiary standard for “extreme hardship.” This would promote family unity, and avoid the significant human and financial costs associated with waiver denial decisions born of an overly rigid standard. This revised standard would also complement expanded use of PIP as set forth in B.

In addition to lessening the standard for demonstrating “extreme hardship”, the memo details many more options that “have the potential to result in meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action.”

Other options include: allowing aliens in the United States under Temporary Protected Status to adjust their status to Legal Permanent Resident, extending “grace periods” to leave the country for aliens on temporary work visa, changing the distribution time line for temporary workers on the H-2B visa, and granting up to 240 additional days on applications for employment authorization when the application is filed before the work authorization expiration date.

Thus we have the threat of how the Obama administration could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, “reform” minus any consent of the American people and minus any vote of our elected representatives in Congress.  You know, minus that whole “Constitution” that Obama and progressives have nothing but contempt for.

There are other measures which are even more shocking:

Perhaps the most egregious suggestion is to “Increase the Use of Deferred Action.” “Deferred action,” as the memo defines it, “is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion not to pursue removal from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time.” For example, after Hurricane Katrina, the government decided not to remove illegal immigrants who’d been affected by the disaster.

The memo claims that there are no limits to USCIS’s ability to use deferred action, but warns that using this power indiscriminately would be “controversial, not to mention expensive.”

Which is to say that Obama is not only considering opening the floodgates to violently-out-of-control Mexico, but doing so irregardless of the fact that it would massively cost the American people to do so.

Political pundits have raised the question as to whether Obama leaked the memo as a menacing warning to Republicans as to what he could do regarding amnesty for illegal immigrants if they don’t cooperate with his policies.  And we’re getting more and more evidence that that is exactly what Obama is doing.  Remember Jon Kyle stating that Obama told him he was holding border security hostage to get Republicans to fold?  Obama said, The problem is, if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.” Then we get Obama’s Secretary of Labor doing an advertisement assuring illegal immigrants that the US government wouldn’t do anything to enforce our immigration laws.  And of course Obama has sued Arizona for trying to do something to enforce the federal immigration laws that Obama refuses to enforce.

This is despicable and despotic behavior of the very worst kind.

This is a deliberate undermining of the United States for pure partisan political purposes.

This is how Michael Scheurer, the former CIA head of the bin Laden Unit, put it:

SCHEUER: “Well, look at our borders, Sir. If National Defense doesn’t include border control, then National Defense is a nonsense. They don’t care — look at the jobs they have given to the men and women in Afghanistan that are impossible to do. They don’t care that so many of those young men and women are losing their lives, and not having a chance to win because they’re not supported.

They want to play games at home. They want to stay in power forever. They want their office. They don’t want to protect the United States. They somehow think that America is eternal and can never be defeated. Well, they’re going to be in for a great wakeup call, Sir.”

This is Obama’s “God damn America in action.”

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