Obama DHS To Issue Waivers To Illegal Aliens
Judicial Watch calls it “stealth amnesty,” and that moniker seems fitting:
In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.”
The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen.
Currently such aliens must return to their native country and request a waiver of inadmissibility in an existing overseas immigrant visa process. In other words, they must enter the U.S. legally as thousands of foreigners do on a yearly basis. Besides the obvious security issues, changing this would be like rewarding bad behavior in a child. It doesn’t make sense.
In other words, since they can’t change current laws (they don’t have the votes in Congress), they’ll do it once again by Executive Branch fiat, issuing waivers to keep the law from being enforced. If Obama is re-elected, we can expect a lot more of this, unless his coattails bring enough Democrats into the House to change the majority.
Until then, it’s “Laws? What laws? Constitution? What Constitution? We can do what we want!”