This one is hard to believe! It appears that the Obama administration is dead set on granting amnesty to illegal aliens no matter what the current laws state or what the will of the American people is. Illegal means illegal, right? Unlawful means unlawful, doesn’t it? Perhaps not. Obama’s team is now working on what it calls “unlawful presence waivers” to allow certain illegal aliens to stay in the United States. If their “presence” is “unlawful,” isn’t it just a little bit stupid to grant a waiver?
As reported by Judicial Watch, this new directive would “apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens.”
According to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement … the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen.
Currently such aliens must return to their native country and request a waiver of inadmissibility in an existing overseas immigrant visa process. In other words, they must enter the U.S. legally as thousands of foreigners do on a yearly basis. Besides the obvious security issues, changing this would be like rewarding bad behavior in a child. It doesn’t make sense.
According to the summary of the rule as posted on the Federal Register, the new rule is being implemented, because the existing waiver application process “can take well over a year, and the prolonged separation from immediate relatives can cause many U.S. citizens to experience extreme humanitarian and financial hardships.” Come on, folks! We are talking about people who came here illegally, and we are supposed to not only ignore the laws on the books, but also create new ones that make it easier to break the law?
From Judicial Watch:
This appears to be part of the Obama Administration’s bigger plan to blow off Congress by using its executive powers to grant illegal immigrants backdoor amnesty. The plan has been in the works for years and in 2010 Texas’s largest newspaper published an expose about a then-secret DHS initiative that systematically cancelled pending deportations. The remarkable program stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who said the government bounced their clients’ deportation even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed.
Just like so many other actions taken by Barack Obama, if current laws don’t suit his liking, he goes around them. This is a blatant and ominous show of disrespect for the laws of the United States for the sole purpose of promoting a left wing agenda. Illegal means illegal. Get with the program!