DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

Judicial Watch

In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.”

The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen.

Currently such aliens must return to their native country and request a waiver of inadmissibility in an existing overseas immigrant visa process. In other words, they must enter the U.S. legally as thousands of foreigners do on a yearly basis. Besides the obvious security issues, changing this would be like rewarding bad behavior in a child. It doesn’t make sense.

But the system often causes U.S. citizens to be separated for extended periods from their immediate relatives,” according to the DHS. The proposed changes, first announced in January, will significantly reduce the length of time U.S. citizens are separated from their loved ones while required to remain outside the United States during the current visa processing system.

The administration also claims that relaxing the rule will also “create efficiencies for both the U.S. government and most applicants.” How exactly is not listed in the Federal Register announcement, which gives the public 60 days to comment. That’s only a formality since the DHS has indicated that the change is pretty much a done deal.

This appears to be part of the Obama Administration’s bigger plan to blow off Congress by using its executive powers to grant illegal immigrants backdoor amnesty. The plan has been in the works for years and in 2010 Texas’s largest newspaper published an exposé about a then-secret DHS initiative that systematically cancelled pending deportations. The remarkable program stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who said the government bounced their clients’ deportation even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed.

In late 2011 a mainstream newspaper obtained internal Homeland Security documents outlining “sweeping changes” in immigration enforcement that halt the deportation of illegal aliens with no criminal records. This also includes a nationwide “training program” to assure that enforcement agents and prosecuting attorneys don’t remove illegal immigrants who haven’t been convicted of crimes.

Judicial Watch has been a front runner in investigating the Obama Administration’s stealth amnesty program by pursuing DHS records concerning “deferred action” or “parole” to suspend removal proceedings against a particular group of individuals. Last spring JW sued DHS to obtain information because the agency ignored a federal public records request that dates back to July 2010.

7 responses to “DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

  1. S. Elliot Rodax

    The most fundamental role of federal government is to secure the borders of our country and deport those who attempt to violate federal immigration laws. Obama’s backdoor amnesty is simply one more impeachable offense on a long list of such, motivated by his desire to create 20 million undocumented democrats.

  2. I have an idea. The New Black Panther Party has Publicly stated they have a $10,000 reward for Zimmerman- dead or alive. They also stated he should be put on trial in THEIR court. Not a single law official has addressed this issue. It’s obviously given a blind eye from the Obumma crowd and Holder. Why don’t we return the favor. $.25 (That’s 25 cents) for each illegal Alien caught inside American Borders. What do you think??

  3. Angry Patriot

    D, sounds like a good plan.
    It should start with a “California Redemption Value” or CRV on illegals in that state–the same thing you see offered on a beer bottle.

  4. How about we make them listen to Obama speeches around the clock until they either agree to leave or become a cotizen.

  5. Watch it Dragon- its those kinds of threats that will get you kicked off this blog. Hey- it’s your blog- isn’t it?

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