Sunday, June 12, 2011

Joe Guzzardi: Obama Stealth Amnesty Challenged in FOIA Complaint

Don't let president's verbal misdirections fool you into believing he supports the deportation of illegal immigrants

For decades, one of the most challenging problems facing activists who favor lower immigration levels is “stealth amnesty.” Broadly defined, that means administrations dating back as far as President George H.W. Bush and continuing through President Barack Obama’s, have willfully ignored illegal immigration and allowed aliens to live openly, take jobs, start families and enroll their children in public school with little fear of deportation.

Because of the Executive Branch’s indifference to enforcing immigration laws, millions of aliens have illegally planted roots in the United States over a 25-year period.

Disregard has reached its peak under the current administration. In 2010, an internal memo drafted by four U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services staffers for agency director Alejandro N. Mayorkas outlined a plan that would allow the USCIS, under certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, to “develop and implement a registration program for individuals who are unlawfully present in the U.S.” and to enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action.”...[Full Article]