The government solicitation for contractors that can provide material for millions of green cards and work permits is proof that the wheels of President Obama’s executive amnesty are already in motion, according to Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA).
“The president has all but admitted that he cannot issue his executive orders on illegal immigration before the election because he knows how widely unpopular it would be. This revelation is proof that the groundwork is already being laid to grant amnesty post-election to millions upon millions of people who have broken our laws to enter this country,” the Pennsylvania lawmaker said Thursday, adding that the scope of the plans is “jarring.”
This week Breitbart News first reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a solicitation for contractors that can supply the materials necessary for millions of Permanent Residency Cards (PRC) and Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”
While the White House has brushed aside the notion that the solicitation offers insights into Obama’s promised executive actions on immigration, many see it as a likely indication of what the actions will entail.
“Adding millions more to the workforce will only make it more difficult for Americans and legal residents to find jobs, and it is an affront to those who studiously followed our immigration laws in the first place,” Barletta said. “We already know that the president’s DACA program has caused long delays for people who are trying to enter the country lawfully, and this massive infusion of more amnesty cases will only make matters worse.”
He added that given the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border, the threat of terrorism, and biological threats “Now is the worst time to contemplate rewarding illegal behavior with seemingly blanket amnesty.”
“We have immigration laws for two primary reasons: to protect the safety of Americans, and to protect American jobs,” Barletta concluded. “The president’s covert actions to prepare for tens of millions of amnesty cases undermine both of those principles.”