Leaked DHS memo details amnesty without Congress involvement
A newly leaked amnesty-memo inside Department of Homeland Security reveals a way to grant amnesty without Congress debating comprehensive immigration reform or casting a vote.
This is the third inside memo to be leaked to the media regarding the Obama Administration’s intent to legalize 20 million illegal aliens currently residing in America unlawfully. The first memos came out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agencies- both put together likely tools that could be used to make an amnesty end run around lawmakers.
The American Spectator recovered the latest document from DHS and reports some dubious plans that insiders say went all the way up to the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“If going forward with a larger registration program is not possible,” the memo reads, “we could propose a narrowly-tailored registration program for individuals eligible for relief under the DREAM Act, AgJOBS, or other specifically designed subcategories.”
For those who don’t believe the Obama Administration’s intensions about back-door amnesty language contained in the DREAM Act asks for targeted amnesty for children under the age of 35 who attend college or join the armed services. The kicker with the DREAM Act is the Democratic leadership is placing this legislation inside a defense spending bill set to hit the Senate floor next week.
Included in the DHS memo are details about political ramifications of a backdoor amnesty push. The memo outlines a beginning phase that would legalize illegal immigrants through DHS without comprehensive immigration legislation. The DHS memo also reads that by “using administrative measures to sidestep the current state of Congressional gridlock and inertia,” would move the new policy forward by documenting those here illegally.
Measures DHS would implement include registering, fingerprinting, and screening the illegal immigrant population-excluding those illegal aliens who have committed a felony- but DHS envisions handing out eligible illegal immigrants work permits, a process that would lead to their legal status.
However, the memo acknowledges that sometime down the road Congress would have to pass legislation to extend permanent legal residence.
This newly recovered memo is consistent with inside memos from the USCIS and ICE, a key difference is the concern about Congress’ reaction to being circumvented. “The Secretary would face criticism that she is abdicating her charge to enforce the immigration laws. Internal complaints of this type from career DHS officers are likely and may also be used in the press to bolster the criticism.”
In fact the USCIS has been looking for ways to grant amnesty without Congress for sometime and their memo outlined the method of skirting lawmakers. According to USCIS some illegal aliens would be granted resident status by simply handing them “green cards.”
“In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, CIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations,” the memo read, two of the four who wrote the controversial memo were President Obama appointees including the head of USCIS Alejandro N. Mayorkas.