The PJ Tatler

Obama Enacts Not-So-Stealth Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Well here we go. What Congress won’t do because the people oppose it, Obama will do because he just flat out doesn’t care what the people want at all.

The Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care.

The move, announced in letters to Congress, won immediate praise from Hispanic activists and Democrats who had chided President Obama for months for the pace of deportations and had argued he had authority to exempt broad swaths of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Of course it did. These lawless types put la raza before the country.

In the letters to Congress, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases and see who meets the new criteria on a case-by-case basis.

“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said. “Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons.”

The new rules apply to those who have been apprehended and are in deportation proceedings, but have not been officially ordered out of the country by a judge. Miss Napolitano said a working group will try to come up with “guidance on how to provide for appropriate discretionary consideration” for “compelling cases” in those instances where someone has already been ordered deported.

It was unclear how many people might be affected by the new rules, though in fiscal year 2010 the government deported nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants who it said did not have criminal records.

The Obama administration has argued for months that it did not have authority to grant blanket absolution, and Miss Napolitano stressed that these cases will be treated individually, though the new guidance applies across the board.

Obama didn’t find this authority in the law, he found it in bad polls.

Keep millions here illegally when they should be deported (and they will be grateful to you for helping them continue to break the law), militate against election security and real voter ID requirements, race bait anyone who questions what you’re doing.  Do the math here — Obama is counting on illegal voters to keep him in office and is abusing his executive powers to that end. It’s obvious.