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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Emperor Obama Has Declared Amnesty For Illegal Aliens by Executive Fiat
A year ago, we reported that Obama was working on a way to grant amnesty for illegal immigrants by executive fiat. The ICE union has released an internal memo proving that prediction true. The Obama administration is quietly offering a de facto amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, an obvious ploy to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters.
The new rules were announced Friday with a new memo from top officials at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency (embedded below). The policy outlines a policy which seems to mirror the Dream Act which has been rejected by the congress as recently as last year. The memo calls for “prosecutorial discretion” and says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military.
"Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what's coming," said Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council which represents approximately 7,000 ICE agents, officers and employees, "this is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through agency policy."
"ICE and the Administration have excluded our union and our agents from the entire process of developing policies, it was all kept secret from us, we found out from the newspapers. ICE worked hand-in-hand with immigrants rights groups, but excluded its own officers."
Sounds just like our President, who just announced a new Afghanistan policy which went against the recommendation of his top generals. This time however, he didn't even seek the opinion of the people on the "front." Heck why should he, there is an election to win?
When you read the entire memo embedded below you realize that ICE is also talking about aliens who have been arrested for committing other crimes (so when you add entering the country illegally, we are talking two-time lawbreakers. Most officers who are arresting law breakers are allowed to consider one thing, evidence whether or not they committed the crime. But the ICE “prosecutorial discretion” memo adds much more to be considered, most of which push the agent not to arrest the illegal alien:
This new policy is only half the story as there are additional directives which the "most transparent administration in history" has refused to put in writing.
The union says just as concerning is the way policies are implemented at ICE. Agents claim that under Director John Morton the agency always presents written policies for public consumption, but then makes "secret changes" to the policies which ICE refuses to put in writing. ICE knows the policy changes will create a political outcry, or could place the public or ICE officers at risk. "Our officers are already under orders not to make arrests or even talk to foreign nationals in most cases unless another agency has already arrested them; you won't find that written in any public ICE policy."
With regard to the entire idea of prosecutorial discretion, Agents say they will have none. "Tell any ICE agent he or she will have the final say on making an arrest or holding someone in custody and they'll tell you you're crazy, officers will be ordered not to make arrests and failure to comply will result in the end of the agent or officer's career, that's business as usual at ICE. It's unfortunate but the Administration protects foreign nationals illegally in the U.S. but does nothing for our employees." The Union also alleges that ICE Field Office Directors (FODs) have confided in the Union that when the FODs raised questions about the effectiveness of the new policies ICE Headquarters responded by telling the FODs to turn in their badges and file for retirement.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that this Administration is protecting our borders from illegal entry better than any in history, but according to the Ice Agents involve it is just another Obama lie.
What this memo as well as other ICE revelations, and other DOJ cases such as the New Black Panther case prove is that under the Obama administration there are two types of law enforcement, one for those of whom can help the progressives generate more votes, and one for the rest of Americans. Kind of makes you wonder what happened to equality under the law.