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More Stealth Amnesty Behind The Scenes

More Stealth Amnesty Behind The Scenes

JUNE 22, 2012

President Obama’s controversial plan to spare nearly 1 million young illegal immigrants from deportation has received lots of media attention, but most Americans may not realize the administration is also working behind the scenes granting stealth amnesty to many more undocumented aliens.

It’s bad enough that the commander-in-chief has blown off Congress by giving “young people brought to the United States through no fault of their own as children” a chance at U.S. citizenship. Except for those who live under a rock, practically everyone has been exposed to some sort of news coverage involving the heavily promoted amnesty for young illegals.

There was a Rose Garden press conference and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a bilingual announcement explaining the “deferred action process” for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as young children. They will receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization. U.S. immigration laws are not designed to “remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. 

There won’t be any formal announcements or White House press conferences about the secret amnesty however, but it’s in full force. Just take a look at the latest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures released by a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the U.S. government. The nonpartisan New York-based data research center, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), provides detailed information about the operation of hundreds of government agencies. Immigration is one of many areas it researches.

As of the end of May, 4,585 deportation cases were closed under a special ICE program created last summer to conduct “an unprecedented review of all immigration cases pending in the immigration courts and incoming cases.” That’s Obama DHS code for backdoor amnesty. By early this year, the plan was underway with a record amount of illegal immigrants spared from deportation and a huge increase in the number of those allowed to remain in the United States. TRAC provided those figures as well back in February.  

The number continues rising, according to TRAC’s latest findings. The amount of pending deportations canceled through “prosecutorial discretion” nearly doubled from the previous quarter with the Los Angeles Immigration Court leading the nation with the largest number of closures (534) under this special amnesty initiative. Denver was second with 401 and San Francisco third with 387. Here is a chart with a breakdown by location.

These Homeland Security figures aren’t easy to obtain for a group that’s become a rather painful thorn for the administration. After engaging in a fierce legal battle with ICE over records involving immigration enforcement, TRAC finally obtained them and earlier this year made them public. The records show that ICE repeatedly lied to Congress, the American people and the media by drastically increasing the number of individuals that have been apprehended, deported or detained.

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  • ashforkdan

    The thing is that every one is forgetting is that the immigration problem is not just about the mexicans its also about the terrorist from place like Palestine Iran Sirya ect. coming here through our southern borders that the OMEN left open.It is a problem of national security not just the problem of the libtards thinking that the poor mexicans need our money too.I live in a border state Arizona and we have to deal with the problems and having the gubment suing us because we want to stop this crap.I can guaranty that when the shit hits the fan there will be cities that will get the blunt of it from hamas terrorist to alqida that has freely walked in with everything that they needed.The omen has made it Quite Clear that his brothers can and will do what they need to destroy the once great nation.

  • dustytoothpick

    Bull rushing toward a 3rd world country. American citizens have sacrificed too much too long for illegals and the career welfare scum we have here already. It’ time to yank the foodstamps and the freebies.

  • Kamaatz

    If the American people don’t wake up and vote him out of office, we’re going to end up being a third world country!

  • Kamaatz

    obummer is out to ruin this country. He took an oath to uphold the constitution and to obey our laws. He’s trashing the constitution and only obeys the laws he likes which is not many. He does whatever he likes and no one will stop him.
    Too many dumocrats.

  • kylefclark

    This is way beyond obfuscation, it’s criminal, and our own government is cooking the books more than American citizens ever realized! If these are the skewed figures from 2005, I don’t even what to know what they are today, with the two utter incompetent & spineless degenerates (BO & Janet Nap) controlling this ongoing American tragedy!

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