Sunday, April 3, 2011

Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits Against Obama Department of Homeland Security for Records Detailing Alleged "Stealth Amnesty" Plan

Obama Administration Reportedly Implementing Policies that Grant Legal Status to Illegal Aliens without Approval of Congress

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the Obama Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain records detailing the Obama administration's alleged plan to grant legal status to illegal aliens without going through Congress, a strategy commonly known as "stealth amnesty." Specifically, Judicial Watch is investigating an alleged plan by the Obama administration to suspend deportations of illegal aliens who are in the country unlawfully. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 11-604) and Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 11-606)).

On July 2, 2010, Judicial Watch sent a FOIA request to DHS seeking the following information: "Any and all records of communications between the Department of Homeland Security and any of the following entities, concerning 'deferred action' or 'parole' to suspend removal proceedings against a particular individual or group of individuals for a specific timeframe; as well as records of communications concerning 'selective reprieve' to the segment of the population holding expired visas: The White House; The Executive Office of the President; Any third parties." Judicial Watch sought internal DHS communications regarding "deferred action or parole" as well...[Full Article]