THE AMNESTY MEMO
By: Edward P. Shallow
The Fox Nation reveals the Smoking Gun Amnesty Memo Discovered:
Robert VerBruggen, writing for National Review puts forth, According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capital Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact ‘meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” –that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.
This memorandum offers administrative relief options to…reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization,” it reads.
In addition: “In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA), and adopting significant process improvements.”
In recent weeks, Sen. Chuck Grassley and others in Congress have been pressing the administration to disavow rumors that a de facto amnesty is in the works, including in a letter to Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano. “Since the senators first wrote to the president more than a month ago, we have not been reassured that the planes are just rumors, and we have every reason to believe that the memo is legitimate,” a Grassley representative tells NR.
(NR contacted DHS, but a representative did not have a comment on the record.)
USCIS is aiming big. 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 remove from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time.” For Example, after Hurricane Katrina, the government did not decide nor to remove illegal immigrants who had 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.” The memo suggests using deferred action to exempt “particular groups” from removal–such as the illegal immigrant high-school graduates who would fall under the DREAM Act (a measure that has been shot down repeatedly in Congress). The memo claims that the DREAM Act would cover “an estimated 50,000” individuals, though as many as 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate high school every year in the U.S.
In the immediate wake of the court decision blocking the Arizona law yesterday, the memo is sure to create controversy –and the sense that the administration is bent on preserving and extending the nation.
I contend Obama is intent to give a pass to citizenship to the millions of illegal criminals who are costing this nation billions of dollars for their up-keep. Citizenship for illegals has long been the desire of the liberal establishment, the intent being, they would immediately vote for Democrats that would enable the party to stay in power for decades to come.