It works for all the other Departments

Now the legalese and paperwork division of the Immigration Dept. is looking to play with the rules to move the Shamnesty forward.

According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.

Many of the memo’s proposals are technical and fine-grained; for example, it suggests clarifying the immigration laws for “unaccompanied minors, and for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other criminal activities.” It also proposes extending the “grace period” H-1B visa holders have between the expiration of their visa and the date they’re expected to leave the country.

With other ideas, however, USCIS is aiming big. Perhaps the most egregious suggestion is to “Increase the Use of Deferred Action.” “Deferred action,” as the memo defines it, “is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion not to pursue removal from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time.” For example, after Hurricane Katrina, the government decided not to remove illegal immigrants who’d been affected by the disaster.

How does that old Commodore’s song go?

“Once. Twice. Three times a tyranny…..”

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2 Responses to It works for all the other Departments

  1. Windy Wilson says:

    Well, then that’s administrative law for you! When Congress no longer passes laws but passes multi-kilo-paged blank-check authorization for laws about general concepts, this becomes possible.
    Wait until someone figures a way to move criminal justice completely into the administrative branch of government. The various national police agencies are under the executive branch, as are the administrative agencies, so anyone arrested for federal crimes could have that offense handled administratively. Doing it without arousing the geese is the problem, though.

  2. Rivrdog says:

    Commodores? I prefer Gilbert and Sullivan: “The punishment all sublime, must always fit the crime”

    When the Obama Administration pulls this, they have crossed the line and will have become a dictatorship, IMHO.

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