GOP Lawmakers Want Explanation of Draft Memo on Amnesty for Thousands
A group of Republican senators have written top immigration officials in the Obama administration asking them to reveal whether large-scale plans are under way to provide a so-called non-legislative version of amnesty.
The lawmakers cite an 11-page draft document written by staff to the director of the Citizenship and Immigration Service that says they are reviewing several executive orders and other mechanisms that effectively would serve as a substitute for comprehensive immigration reforms.
You can read the full memo here (courtesy of National Review), and thereby eliminate any risk of taking things out of context. Oddly enough, it has yet to be posted on WikiLeaks.
The objective would be to promote “family unity, foster economic growth … and reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.”
Among the suggestions, the document offers proposals for rewriting legal opinions to allow unaccompanied minors, victims of human trafficking or extreme hardship and others who’ve overstayed their visas to remain in the U.S.
Everyone is Aunt Zeituni now.
For instance, the four aides who wrote the document told Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas that general counsel at the CIS has reinterpreted legal opinions of the definition of “admission” for those entering under “temporary protected status” — in the face of war or environmental disaster — so that they can change their status to stay in the United States permanently.
And, of course, “environmental disaster” would include ‘global warming,’ which we now know will cause untold millions to ‘migrate’ to the US from parts south.
“Opening this pathway will help thousands of applicants obtain lawful permanent residence without having to leave the U.S.,” reads the memo, which was provided to Fox News by the office of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa…
And by “thousands” they mean millions.
Grassley and several other Republicans wrote a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday asking for the number of deferrals and paroles granted in the past five years.
A second letter written last week to President Obama suggested that “the administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books…
Hah! Good one.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Friday [when asked about this memo] told Fox News that the White House doesn’t support amnesty. [See above.]
“And I think people that support comprehensive immigration reform don’t support amnesty either. What we need to do again is try to figure out how we’re going to secure our borders, deal with those that are here, but do it in a comprehensive way and do it at a federal level,” he said.
Some lies are so big it takes a government spokesman (and a compliant media) to tell them.
For the record, whenever anyone in the Obama administration mentions the word “comprehensive” you know it means trouble. So far we have started down the road to socialized medicine in the guise of “comprehensive” healthcare reform. We have moved towards a command economy under “comprehensive” financial reform.
Similarly, “comprehensive” immigration reform will ultimately mean amnesty for any and all illegals who want to live in the United States.
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