...part of President Obama’s backdoor amnesty plan, which has been widely reported by Judicial Watch and a handful of conservative news publications. It calls for legalizing the nation’s estimated 12 million undocumented aliens if Congress doesn’t pass legislation to do it. While the plan is crafted, the administration is implementing other measures–such as halting deportations–to protect illegal immigrants.Today Judicial Watch put out a press release which is the fruit of a Freedom of Information lawsuit aimed at the matter:
...immigration officials sought the dismissal of charges against a wide range of illegal alien criminals, including those convicted of violent crimes, despite claims by the Obama administration to the contrary…ICE attorneys sought to block deportation proceeding for illegal aliens with violent crime offenses. A spreadsheet obtained by Judicial Watch lists the specific violent crimes that immigration officials were prepared to overlook. They include: sexual assault, solicitation of murder, aggravated assault, assaulting a police officer, and kidnapping, as well as numerous drug charges.Obama Officials Misled Congress Regarding Scope of Illegal Immigration Deportation Dismissals According to Documents Judicial Watch July 7th 2011.
Or as Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton puts it:
”These documents show that the Obama administration is implementing ”stealth amnesty,’ which is an end-run around the rule of law and Congress....The Obama administration doesn’t seem to care about its constitutional responsibility to ”take care that the laws be faithfully executed’ by pushing the selective enforcement of immigration laws. And they are thumbing their noses at Congress...At the time I asked: Houston Deportation Scandal: Where Is The GOP?
Heeding their Paymasters, it appears.
H/T One Old Vet
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