A witch hunt to track down whistleblowers has commenced at Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security. Sources tell PJ Media that DHS policy drafts regarding amnesty programs have been pipelining to Republican congressional offices. As a result, political appointees at DHS are feeling the heat and have commenced a witch hunt to track down the sources of the leaks – conducting interviews bordering on interrogations.
One such policy draft sent straight to GOP congressional offices included a memo titled “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” A July draft of the document shows an effort by DHS political appointees to suspend laws against illegal aliens remaining in the United States. Another source tells PJ Media that DHS doesn’t want robust standards to establish the actual identities of the illegal aliens. They have been instructed to overlook inconsistent tax records and other red flags about the actual identity of the aliens.
The DHS amnesty draft also reveals embarrassing errors, such as not labeling Hawaii as part of the United States.
The memo obtained by PJ Media inartfully states:
The centers, which are located throughout the United States and its outlying territories to include Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan, facilitate the capture of fingerprints and biometric data.
The policy draft specifically allows some illegal aliens to remain in the United States even if they are convicted of a crime – as long as the crime was punishable by five days or less.
Most importantly, the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” allows illegals who aren’t children to stay in the United States. In a corruption of the English language, so common with this administration, it defines a “childhood arrival” as “Was under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012.” A 30-year-old illegal alien, therefore, can enjoy the benefit of being a child in the eyes of the administration, and will get to stay in the United States as long as they meet some other conditions.
One rough condition is that they go to school. A 30-year-old illegal can defer removal if he is “currently in school, has graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, is currently enrolled in an accredited General Education Development (GED) program, has obtained a GED certificate.”
This memo is just one example of the lawless policy development pipelining straight into GOP congressional offices. In response, Big Sis has launched a campaign to capture the whistleblowers in her agency.
Those doing Napolitano’s dirty work might want to look at 5 U.S.C. 2302. Federal employees who take adverse action against whistleblowers are not allowed to be paid their salary. That means the people at DHS interrogating other DHS employees might want to reconsider the action lest their own names start pipelining to Congress.
They might want to start with the office of Representative Frank Wolf (R-Virginia). Mr. Wolf has a long history of defending whistleblowers. Even worse for Big Sis, he also serves on the committee that funds the salaries of the interrogators, and chairs an appropriations subcommittee.
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