Obama’s Politicized DOJ Wants Immigration Lawsuit Dismissed
It would be wrong to term the Obama/Holder Department of Justice as “lawless”, as many have. It’s just that they pick and choose which laws they will uphold. For instance, they are all for refusing to uphold our immigration laws
(AP) The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president’s immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
The case was brought by an Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who contends that President Barack Obama’s program serves as a magnet for more illegal entries into the U.S. Arpaio says the new arrivals will commit crimes and thus burden his law enforcement resources.
In a court filing late Monday, the Justice Department told U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell that the sheriff’s theory is speculative and unsubstantiated and that Arpaio has failed to show he will suffer any injury at all from the federal government’s program.
The sheriff’s challenge to the federal program is “meritless,” the Justice Department said in its court filing.
Except, every time there has been a relaxing of the rules, illegal immigrant crossings have increased. More overstay their visas. More fly in and disappear into the country.
The Justice Department said the federal program “does not grant legal status to any alien. Rather, it authorizes a temporary exercise of prosecutorial discretion on a case-by-case basis for certain individuals who have been in the United States since 2010 and have deep ties to the community.”
A complete load of legalese mule fritters. It does, in fact, grant legal status to roughly 5 million illegal aliens
(USA Today) The president will protect about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportations. They will not get U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence, known as a green cards. But they will be able to live in the United States without fear of deportation, get a work permit and a Social Security number. They will also be able to travel freely back and forth to their home country.
Simply giving these people who broke our immigration laws, either by coming across the border illegally or overstaying their visas, work permits and Social Security numbers means they have legal status. All the so-called Dreamers are being given similar legal status. Once they’ve had this status for a few years, how do you pull that status away without Democrats, the leftist media, and illegal alien activists going bat guano insane? Furthermore, as soon as they are given these work permits and SS numbers, the same Dems, media, and activists will immediately push for a stronger version, namely green cards or citizenship. Especially wanting to extend voting rights and the ability to join in on all the free money and services the federal government offers.