Those of you around the world looking for work who believe that your government is looking out for you, take one step forward.
Not so fast, Americans.
Today the Obama administration starts accepting applications from illegal immigrants under the age of 30 to defer their deportation. The Obama administration did an end-run around congress on this issue; it totally bypassed Congress when it approved this measure. Some Republicans are stating that Obama violated the Constitution; Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has even said he will sue the administration over the changes.
Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-Tex.) the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has been furious for some time. He said:
“President Obama and his administration routinely put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people. With this track record, it’s looking more likely that even President Obama may lose his job in this economy when Americans go to the polls this November.”
Republicans also say that the program will be riddled with fraud. A senior administration official who wasn’t willing to be identified said that any applicant who commits fraud will be sent to immigration enforcement authorities and sent to the head of the line for deportation. Of course he wanted to remain anonymous; when that statement turns out to be false, he won’t be on the record.
Just as with Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, the Democrats want us to trust them; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ director Alejandro Mayorkas said, “Each request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, will be examined for potential fraud and reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis following the completion of a thorough background check.”
With the new amnesty program, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will require the illegal immigrants to apply for two-year work permits. So what the heck, it’s only two more years for Americans to wait for jobs.
We ain’t known as a generous people for nothin’.