In the wake of the recent murders by illegals, this seems a rather brazen thumbing of his nose to the concerns of Americans.In a dramatic but little-noticed bulletin from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration has announced a new executive amnesty program that would allow an unknown number of foreign nationals residing in the United States illegally to access provisional waivers that would allow illegals to either remain in the country without consequence or return home and be eligible to instantly apply for a green card.
The news release from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says the Administration’s proposed rule “would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence.”
The phrase “accrual of unlawful presence” refers to living in the United States illegally, and the phrase “waivers of inadmissibility” means eliminating the rule that illegal immigrants are inadmissible for legal status.
In a recent release, USCIS noted that the new expansion of this waiver is “proposed in the interests of family unity and to enhance customer service.” In other words, the Administration is attempting to codify the principle espoused by open borders advocates that if a foreign national illegally enters the United States, they have a right to bring their families to join them in the United States as well — bypassing completely any immigration controls.
If made Legal Permanent Residents (LPR), these illegal aliens — like all LPR’s — will be able to collect welfare, receive federal pensions, and apply for citizenship and voting privileges.
The use of the term “enhance custom service” for illegal aliens also confirms a statement made by Kenneth Palinkas, head of the council representing United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In a statement warning against the Senate Gang of Eight Bill, introduced by Senators (If the President can so easily "enhance" customer service for illegals, how come he can't just as easily enhance customer service at the VA?)
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and Chuck Schumer, Palinkas observed that: “The attitude of USCIS management is not that the Agency serves the American public or the laws of the United States, or public safety and national security, but instead that the agency serves illegal aliens and the attorneys which represent them.”
Then there is the changing of the oath of citizenship for naturalized citizens ... i.e. that they will no longer have to include bearing arms in defense of the US. Huh? A naturalized citizen would have more rights than a native-born citizen? Isn't there something about EQUAL rights in the Constitution?
The Administration’s move is part of a series of efforts by progressives to increase immigration across-the-board. For instance, the White House’s New American Project seeks to get residents with green cards to naturalize as citizens. USCIS has also issued new guidance eliminating the requirement that foreign nationals taking the citizenship oath have to agree to take up arms in defense of their country.