Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without some sort of new announcement of a policy shift on immigration emanating from the White House or a cabinet department. Without exception, these announcements entail the unilateral relaxation of some immigration law or the lifting of some penalty for those who violate the law.
What has transpired over the past three-and-a-half years is not a series of insignificant tweaks, as the President and his minions have claimed, but a well thought-out strategy on the part of the Obama administration to implement radical changes to our immigration policy, while making an end-run around Congress. A new report by FAIR, President Obama’s Record of Dismantling Immigration Enforcement, details each step taken by the administration as it has curtailed most enforcement of our immigration laws, bestowed de facto amnesty on millions of illegal aliens, while wreaking vengeance on anyone who tried to get in their way.
The report, issued Tuesday, grabbed national attention as the lead story on the FoxNews.com website, accompanied by a FAIR op-ed. There are also some other hopeful signs that Congress is finally taking notice of the administration’s strategy to cut them out of the immigration policy decision-making loop. On Thursday, Senators Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and David Vitter (R-La.) will be joined by immigration law enforcement officials at a Capitol news conference to “reveal the administration’s sustained dismantling of border protection and enforcement.”
Perhaps, finally, Congress and the American public will begin to take notice of the Obama administration’s incremental strategy of non-enforcement and amnesty.