Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Is the President planning on granting amnesty on his own?

There is a lot of hubbub on the blogs about this so I thought I would bring it to everyones attention. Not sure what is true or false but it was enough that a group of Senators sent the email below.

This would be bad. Very bad considering the political and emotional climate in America right now.

Lets remember that we are not just talking about people looking for work. We are talking about gang members, terrorists, and other criminals. I am not sure but I think it would cover the Afghani pilots who went awol.

I am not going to pretend that I understand what the implications are, but I am willing to state that any action that grants status to criminals, even the ones who only broke into our country, is wrong. Going against the majority of American's will is wrong.

Let me know what you think.

Dear President Obama:

We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.

While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.

The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.

We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.

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