President Barack Obama will fast track green cards–or legal permanent residency in the United States–in his planned executive amnesty for illegal aliens that he will announce on Thursday evening, a leaked document published by a liberal group shows.
The document says that for illegal aliens who get what the administration calls “relief from deportation,” that the Obama White House is “reducing the time that families are separated while obtaining their green cards.”
“Undocumented immigrants who are immediate relatives of lawful permanent residents or sons or daughters of US citizens can apply to get a waiver if a visa is available,” the White House document, published by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance–a pro-amnesty group–ahead of its scheduled release at 6 p.m., reads.
“The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system,” the document’s introduction reads. “Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to correct their immigration status under the law. That’s why the President is taking immediate action to fix as much of the problem as he can while continuing to work with Congress to pass a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bill.”
The fast track for green cards–or legal permanent residency–for illegal aliens who get amnesty comes in point number one in the leaked document.
“Eligible immigrants will have the opportunity to request temporary relief from deportation and work authorization if they come forward and pass criminal and national security background checks, pay their taxes, pay a fee, and show that they are” either a “parent of US citizens or lawful permanent residents on the date of the announcement, are not enforcement priorities and have been in the US since January 1, 2010” or an “individual who arrived in the US before turning 16 years old and before January 1, 2010, regardless of how old they are today.”
In response to this revelation in the leaked document, a Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News that green cards mean that the amnestied illegal aliens would get welfare access, lifetime residency, and chain migration privileges. The aide said it would also confer citizenship, “so this looks like a backdoor pathway to citizenship for illegals.”
The document also said that the process doesn’t begin until early 2015, meaning Republicans–should they choose to fight it–have plenty of time to attempt to block funding for the implementation of it.
“The U.S. government-and specifically USCIS–will not begin accepting applications until early 2015,” the second point of the document reads. “While the government is not accepting applications now, if you believe you are eligible for one or more of the initiatives, you can prepare by gathering documents that establish your identity, relationship to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident and show that you have continuously lived in the US for 5 years or more.”