Senator Jeff Sessions just released a report [pdf] documenting that the Obama Regime’s Administrative Amnesty is much wider that previously understood. [Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama Giving De Facto Amnesty to 12 Million, by Melanie Batley, Newsmax.com, March 26, 2014.] But, incredibly, the Regime is planning to widen it even further. Until recently, its primary beneficiaries have been illegal aliens in the US—because of the effective end of interior enforcement; the reorientation of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigation to enforcement of any local, State, or Federal law other than immigration law; the DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty; etc.. Now, however, the Regime, observing the lack of pushback, has floated trial balloons that Administrative Amnesty will be expanded to include aliens outside the US—specifically, former deportees and (get this) aliens with links to terrorists.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican immigrant rights advocate who gained international attention in 2007 when she took refuge in a Chicago church before being deported from the United States has presented herself to U.S. border inspectors and asked for asylum on Tuesday.
Elvira Arellano and 20 other Mexican and Central American migrants crossed into the United States from the border city of Tijuana as part of a protest to demand an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws and an end to deportations.
Arellano was deported to Mexico after seeking sanctuary at a Chicago church for a year. She was deported without her U.S.-born son.
Arellano, 38, said she is asking for asylum in the U.S. because she has received threats in Mexico because of her activism and because she wants a better future for teenage son.
"I am requesting asylum in the United States on humanitarian grounds, because I am a defender of human rights in Mexico and I have received kidnapping and violence threats," Arellano said before entering the U.S. and violence.
Arellano was deported on Aug. 19, 2007, to Tijuana, where she founded a home for deported migrants and began speaking publicly speaking about the complex reality of migrant families and how deportations are making their lives more difficult.
Deported Immigrant Activist Asks For US Asylum, by Omar Millan, MySanAntonio.com, March 18, 2014
Arellano’s claim for asylum is absurd. No-one in Mexico would threaten her for supporting illegal immigration. Everyone in Mexico supports illegal immigration, from El Presidente on down. [ Mexico Criticizes U.S. Deportation Policy | Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the deportations make him "indignant.", TRNS, February 27, 2014] Remember, this is a country where half the population wants to immigrate to the United States. The truth is that she just wants to return to the US.
She is quoted as saying:
"But more importantly, because they have separated my son for his chance to have a good upbringing."
My emphasis. But Arellano’s son, whom she abandoned in Chicago, will be 16 in December—almost done “upbringing.” And her insinuation that she has been “separated” from her son is not true: as a Mexican citizen as well as an American citizen, her son can return to Mexico at any time.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The cellblock intercom awoke Josue Noe Sandoval-Perez at 1 o’clock on a frigid January morning at a detention center in northwest Missouri: Get your things, get ready to go. Immigration officials were preparing to whisk him away.
A day earlier the government denied an appeal of his deportation order, but no one told his family, nor was he allowed to call.
So while Mr. Sandoval-Perez, 41, an illegal immigrant with a previous deportation on his record, was beginning his journey back to his native Mexico, his family was clinging to hope at a rally in a park here. Holding signs, they argued that he had been in the country for 16 years, had no criminal record, paid taxes and was the primary breadwinner for his children — one an American citizen, the other an immigrant who is here legally.
Now twice deported, the campaign is the same as for Arellano, uniting separated families.
“Josue is a perfect example of a case that they should have exercised prosecutorial discretion on,” said Richard Morales, the detention prevention coordinator at the PICO National Network, an organization of faith-based community groups. “We welcome the news from the president, but we need to see details.”
In an interview at an apartment that he shares with his sister-in-law in Mexico City, Mr. Sandoval-Perez was more pointed about what he wanted from Mr. Obama.
“He has the power to end this discrimination, to change this,” said Mr. Sandoval-Perez, holding a blue plastic folder with all his deportation documents. “Families have to stop being separated.”
Paying Price, 16 Years Later, For An Illegal Entry, By John Eligon And Damien Cave, March 19, 2014
My emphasis. Needless to say, nothing is stopping Sandoval-Perez’s family from joining him in Mexico. The problem is not “separation,” but the right to reside in the US.
Implicit here is the undermining of one of the fundamental points of immigration law: once you are deported, you have little chance of returning legally. Hence this concerted campaign in the controlled media: prepare the battle-space for the next step in the Regime’s Administrative Amnesty.
The other trial balloon: Amnesty for alien supporters of terrorism.
The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.
“These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure,” a DHS official explained to The Daily Caller.
Obama Admin Unilaterally Changes Law To Allow Immigrants With ‘Limited’ Terror Contact Into US by Caroline May The Daily Caller, February 5, 2014
Ostensibly, this was a reaction to the plight of various Southeast Asian refugee and asylee applicants who had supported freedom fighters against the communist dictatorships in Laos and Cambodia, as well as those fighting the military dictatorship in Burma. Numbers of these applicants were inaccurately identified by the Leftists in the State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as supporters of terrorists and barred from entry into the United States.
However, justice for a few Southeast Asian Pinochets is not the issue. The main beneficiaries of the Obama plan will be, not those who fought with the CIA or in Green Beret MIKE Forces and were left behind, but jihadis:
WASHINGTON — The Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded in revising a U.S. law that prevented the entry of foreigners with links to groups on the State Department terror list, a report said.
The Center for Security Policy asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama eliminated measures to prevent entry to immigrants with links to insurgency groups.
On Feb. 5, the State Department and Homeland Security Department said foreigners, including refugees, who provided “limited material support” to groups deemed terrorist would be allowed into the United States.
“The new policy decree marks a significant win for agents of influence belonging to advocacy groups acting on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda to pursue ‘civilization jihad,’” the report, titled “U.S. Lifts Ban on Immigrants With Links to Terrorism,” said.
Report: Obama Lifts U.S. Ban On Immigrants With Links To Terror Groups, World Tribune March 2, 2014
He just doesn’t have the Constitution.
The blogger Federale (Email him) is a 4th generation Californian and a veteran of federal law enforcement, including service in the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
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