As President Obama’s executive amnesty for about 5 million illegal aliens goes before the Supreme Court this month, a stunning statistic rises to the fore that illustrates the administration’s meaningless immigration enforcement: 93 percent.
That’s the percentage of approved “DREAMers” — young illegal aliens who have been exempted from deportation. And that’s down from the initial 99.5 approval rate for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides a two-year stay of deportation, plus work permits and taxpayer benefits.
Since the program’s enactment in August 2012, the renewal rate for applicants has been 99.3 percent, based on Homeland Security figures.
What’s revealed is an open-door policy that underscores amnesty over the scrutiny of its applicants. Says Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, “It tells me that they’re rubber-stamping DACA applicants.”
So why would anyone expect that Mr. Obama’s larger amnesty, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, would fare differently?
The acolytes for open borders insist that the acceptance rate for DREAMers is high only because the applicants have done an outstanding job ensuring their eligibility. More than 25 states do not share that optimism. That’s why they’re suing — to prevent yet another unenforced, easy entry immigration ruse.
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