This Date in Obama’s Administrative Amnesty: August 3, 2012

This Date in Obama's Administrative AmnestyOn August 3, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued additional “guidance” on administering President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program. However, closer inspection revealed that the Administration planned on ignoring the criteria it set forth for the amnesty program, referring to the original criteria for eligibility as mere “factors” for consideration. Conspicuously absent from the guidance is any direction as to specific forms of documentation an illegal alien must show to receive deferred action and work authorization.
For instance, the guidance attempted to clarify which crimes that, if convicted of, (such as those the Administration defines as “significant misdemeanors”) will disqualify an alien from receiving deferred action. However, after defining them, the guidance immediately goes on to provide that the Administration may grant deferred action to illegal aliens in spite of them possessing such convictions. The guidance states: “[T]he absence of the criminal history outlined above, or its presence, is not necessarily determinative, but is a factor to be considered in the unreviewable exercise of discretion.”

Additionally, while the guidance confirmed previous reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the agency tasked with administering the application process – will charge illegal aliens a $465 application fee, it neglected to provide a breakdown of the application charges. In fact, leading one to question the accuracy of the estimate, the guidance stated that USCIS was still developing the application forms and had not yet submitted them to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Read more at FAIR’s President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement.

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  1. Anchor Babies are Unconstitutional and Illegal, Who’s Fooling Who?

    To make them Constitutional would require a 2/3s legislature overturning a probable Executive veto.

    • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

      That is true see….but that will never happen so it will go through c and wait in the next month or so…..proof….house votes 225 vs 201 to sue Obama….

  2. avatar John WInthrop says:

    To make simply an observation:

    - Dred Scott US Supreme Court Decision
    - 13th, 14th, 15th Amendment

    That would be Exhibit A to just claim the US Citizenship for the DACA people to stay AS PER US LAW if…………

    Please only intellectual feedback will be answered.

    • avatar Leland says:

      If it was that easy for Dreamers to go to court and claim citizenship under those amendments it would have happened long ago. Hello? It wouldn’t even be accepted by any court. Because those people would have to have that little detail called “standing”. Those amendments overturned the Dred Scott decision which was prior to the amendments being passed. They all have to do with the rights of former slaves who were born here. Dreamers weren’t born here. There’s no “US law” for them to sue under. Exhibit A is that no foreign national has even tried to claim citizenship under those amendments.

      • avatar John WInthrop says:

        You are not correct……………..The US Court Supreme ruled that any blacks born here. brought here from overseas including their babies were “illegals”….do your research…………….I am sure there were also Chinese, and white men involved who were slaves………find it and then get back to me…………………

        It all takes a lawyer or the ACLU to have enough DACA members and a Lawsuit…… has happened in the past and I would not be surprised it will happen again….but I think this time there is no need…….it is apparent the President will have an executive order ready again for their parents….rumor has it…..

        The issue here is to prevent this from happening in the future and it is a fact the one choice is to embrace these kids into Society…………….

        • avatar John WInthrop says:

          You have a point regarding it has not been done…………………

        • avatar Leland says:

          I don’t need to do any research. You do. The Dred Scott Supreme Court decision was 1857. The 13, 14, 15th amendments were passed after the civil war, which was the 1860s if you don’t remember. They made the Dred Scott decision void and null. Illegal aliens were not born here. They have no right of citizenship under the Constitution.

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            This is indeed the real issue we have any n this country Leland……u r lazy this look for info and understand the above fact….u r be in ming obsolete unless it appears u might already be……..

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            Leland amazing!!!!!!!!!… You missed the whole point. .

          • avatar arnlof sweigeir ft says:

            Leland u have to look into how and why…then u will improve yourself….but t it appears u r Romney’s boy = lazy

          • avatar John Winthrop says:

            Leland you are like the Republicans I do not need to do anything……go ahead and fall behind times or make an effort and join the future……it is up to you if you can handle it…..I agree with your new name the Romney Boy! = lazy