Obama fears that Amnesty is dead in the House of Representatives and has told a group of Mexicans that they should not expect anything before August. That is the good news. The bad news is that he told Mexican viewers of Univision that he probably can't legalize all the illegal aliens.
WaPo July 17, 2013 by Aaron Blake
President Obama said in an interview with Univision airing Tuesday that he “probably” cannot legalize illegal immigrants by executive order — a decision he might be faced with if Congress fails to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
“Probably not,” Obama said, according to a transcript. “I think that it is very important for us to recognize that the way to solve this problem has to be legislative. I can do some things and have done some things that make a difference in the lives of people by determining how our enforcement should focus.”
That is an even less definitive response than the last time, when just before the DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty was imposed by executive fiat, he flatly denied he could do anything to help that one particular group of illegal aliens.[Obama on DREAM Act: Can't "just change the laws unilaterally" Transcript, September 28, 2011] Then, of course, he changed the laws unilaterally, by ordering ICE not to enforce them.
Once again, his intent is clear. In Arizona two convicted felons were given an administrative amnesty and informed that their work permits would be renewable indefinitely.
Arizona Central July 17, 2013 by Richard Ruelas
When sheriff’s deputies raided the Phoenix car wash where Carlos and Sandra Figueroa worked, the couple hid behind a counter in the waiting room, sure they would be deported and worried they might not see their U.S.-born daughter again.
This week, as their date in Immigration Court drew closer, Carlos said he felt that anguish again. He would wake up in the middle of the night wondering what would happen if his family were sent to Mexico.
Instead, the Figueroas got word that officials have asked a judge to drop their deportation case.
At a court hearing this morning, a federal judge is expected to grant the request.
If that happens, the couple, both 38 and parents to two U.S.-born daughters, will have permission to live and work in the country indefinitely.
My emphasis, The immigration court part of the Administrative Amnesty was that part where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was dropping already-filed cases, and, obviously not obtaining deportation orders. However, those illegal aliens, unlike the DREAM Act Administrative Amnesty illegal aliens, would not get any status or employment authorization.
Now the Obama Regime has changed that. It is granting employment authorization to those illegal aliens who get their charges dropped.
The Big Lie, though, is that this is "smart" immigration enforcement.
To U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the two are low-priority immigrants, on whom the limited resources of the federal government were not worth spending.
“ICE is focused on sensible, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators,” the agency said in an e-mail to The Republic announcing its intention to close the case.
However, ICE has already spent thousands of dollars and untold man-hours on the Figueroas. There is no savings by failing to deport them. They could be quickly and easily removed as the border is just a short bus ride away from Maricopa County.
But the revolution is that this group of illegals now has employment authorization—which is itself amnesty.