National Review has obtained an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service memo which discusses ways the federal agency could bring about “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action,” in other words, without ever taking a vote in Congress.
The document reads: “This memorandum offers administrative relief options to . . . reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.”
“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.”
The memo goes on to discuss using so-called “deferred action” to allow illegal aliens to stay in the country, legally, as well as extending the “grace period” for those whose visas have expired.
Over a month ago, when the rumors began, several members of Congress wrote a letter to the White House, asking if the rumors of a de facto amnesty were true. They are yet to receive a response.
A spokesman for Sen. Chuck Grassley recently told National Review: “Since the senators first wrote to the president more than a month ago, we have not been reassured that the plans are just rumors, and we have every reason to believe that the memo is legitimate.”
Since the memo was discovered, DHS released a statement which frankly, is too long and too meaningless to repeat in its entirety here.
It basically said that it was an internal exchange of ideas and nothing has been decided.
However, there was one telling line at the end of the statement, which read: “To be clear, DHS will not grant deferred action or humanitarian parole to the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”
So, what?…Obama will only grant amnesty to 7 million? 9 million? 10 million illegal aliens?
As I have said before…We will be told that granting citizenship to such a large group of people at once will be a tremendous boost to our tax base, and end our exploding budget deficits.
Of course, the vast majority of illegal aliens do not now, nor will they ever make enough money to even qualify for income taxes, they will simply join the 48 percent of Americans who currently pay nothing and our National Debt will continue to soar.
The real reason Obama wants to grant amnesty to the mostly Hispanic population, is to secure the vote that they would then have as American citizens. Obama believes that doing so would assure Democratic control of the White House and Congress for the next several generations.