Skip to comments.Obama Amnesty Begins for Millions of Illegal Aliens: Work Permits, No Safeguards Against Fraud
Posted on 08/15/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by montag813
By John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Obama's lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America.
Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation and work permits, with far looser provisions and requirements than were ever imagined in any version of the 3-times defeated 'Dream Act' in Congress.
Thanks to Obama's decree on June 15th, blanket amnesty for illegal aliens under 30 begins today as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins accepting applications for deferred action and work authorization.
To soften the public relations blow, the White House estimated that about "only 800,000" illegal aliens would be covered under this amnesty, when Obama issued his edict - a complete fiction that he knew the media would not challenge. However, the figure was disputed by the Pew Hispanic Center, which estimated about 1.4 million beneficiaries. Then last week, the pro-amnesty Migration Policy Institute estimated that 1.76 million illegal aliens will be eligible.
In reality, the numbers will be higher - FAR higher. Why? Because, as House Judiciary chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told DHS Secretary Napolitano in an August 13th letter, there are no mechanisms in place to detect, deter, or to punish fraud.
NONE. Nothing to stop illegals who either fall slightly outside the criteria, or far beyond its provisions to submit fraudulent documents and gain an automatic 2-year stay from deportation, and no consequences if they do. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not even require original or certified documents to be submitted - opening up a Pandora's box of potential fraud from a group of individuals accustomed to a lifetime of employment and Social Security fraud, tax evasion and identity theft.
What is to stop 2 million new border crossers tomorrow from applying for and receiving this amnesty? Absolutely nothing.
So why are there zero safeguards against fraud in this process? As FAIR's Ira Mehlman pointed out:
The lack of fraud control is not an accident; it is by design. According to the letter, DHS officials have confirmed that the Department will not use fraud prevention or detection methods that are too expensive, time consuming, or which would unduly impact the expedited processing of applications...In plain English - because they don't want to reject any of these applicants. This is a political act. The provisions and requirements are absurd and completely for show. You can read yourself the new, so-called "guidelines" published just two days ago by the USCIS. In it one discovers that the path to amnesty is easily available for illegals aliens under the following circumstances:
EXCERPT...CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE.
They may get work permits but I doubt they’ll find work.
Why has congress not gone after this amnesty program. This is illegal and unconstitutional. Does an Executive order not have to be legal or constitutional?
I do not want my taxpayer money being spent on this type of program. Where are my rights?
Most Americans hire illegals at one time or another; house painters, landscapers, movers, plumbers, etc.. Probably many FReepers do too. When people are strapped for cash, they go with the cheapest price. Time to double-down on sacrificing the ethical impropriety of hiring illegals for the almighty dollar!
I wonder what the DHS is feeding these invaders regarding the November election.. Helping them find an inroads to voting? If only someone could go through the process and report on the outcome, but criminals don't talk about their crimes.
I have a question that maybe someone can answer. Since Congress rejected the Dream Act (Our representation) and since it takes taxes to educate and probably feed most of these people, then isn’t this taxation without representation?
Annnnnd of course....when someone is denied their “free Obama Pass” there will be a system of appeals and then court cases to stretch it out for years and years and years and years.
Meanwhile they will have the legal fiction to be able remain in the country all the time this is going on.
Nothing makes my blood boil as this issue. The invading hordes have one and only one purpose -- to transform the US into a decaying third world sewer.
The GOP-e and Boehner have absolutely NO issue with Obama's actions.
Boehner through his sissy inaction is just as culpable as Obama on this matter.
It disgusts me to no end to see these illegals everywhere I go acting as though the US is "theirs" for the taking.
And why shouldn't they? We're handing our country over to them! And the media are constantly telling us that these poor, humble people are cowering terrified in the shadows because we're such a mean, racist country. What a joke! Far from cowering, illegals are completely brazen and in-your-face. They demonstrate, waving their countries' flags. They give interviews to the media with their names and pictures published. They rub our noses in it. They know they've won. They know they have nothing to fear.
It’s funny to cut and copy from Andrew Johnson text. February 21, 1868 was not his day.
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