Skip to comments.Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications
Posted on 03/30/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Reporting from Washington The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal immigrants would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said. The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would create extreme hardship and allow them to remain in the U.S. as they begin the process.
Once approved, the person would be required to briefly leave the country to pick up the legal visa abroad.
Currently, families are often separated for several months as they await resolution of their applications. The change could reduce that time apart to one week in some cases, officials said. The White House hopes the new procedures could be in place by the end of the year.
David Leopold, a Cleveland attorney and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Assn., called the change a "minor processing tweak, but it has great value to families."
Unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform laws through a polarized Congress, the proposal is the latest in a series of changes the White House is making to immigration procedures that are designed to focus the efforts of prosecutors and immigration judges on the removal of illegal immigrants who pose a threat to public safety or are repeat immigration law violators.
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Their desperation is palpable.
Yet friends of mine, who were here on legal visas and gainfully employed, were forced to remove their child (honor roll student in the talented and gifted program) from school and return to Mexico because their visa renewals were denied.
Oh and they have family here who are legal residents and citizens.............
But this dork wants to make it easier for illegals. Bite me.
Your friends sound like people who I'd be proud to call my friends, too. I'm sorry for their horrible and inhumane treatment by the Marxists and I'm sorry for your losing the closeness of friends who you obviously love.
The circle of sane people in this country seems to be growing smaller. I'm grateful for people like you, Gabz.
I still think we'll prevail.
Legal immigration is one of the biggest enablers of illegal immigration - they have a safe house to come to when they get here.
And the "American citizens" noted here will most often turn out to be the newly born children of illegal aliens.
The recipe will be simple:
- Break into the United States
- Have a baby as soon as possible
- Immediately apply for permanent residency based on the kid's fictitious nationality
- Do a U-turn through your home country to pick up your free Get Out of Jail card from the United States.
Presto. You're done. You get to live in the U.S. whether the Americans wanted you there or not.
In this plan, illegal alien criminals get to decide who the future citizens of the United States will be...them.
You are right, we will prevail. It will be tough, but we will.
I treasure people like you MD, we need more of us and less of them!!!!
The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency.
This could be another Obama First!
He can be the first illegal alien to use the new application.
” The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would create extreme hardship and allow them to remain in the U.S. as they begin the process.”
Then take them all with you when you leave. No hardship.
Gee, that was tough.