Surprise: Obama’s Illegal Alien Program Allowed Those Convicted Of Crimes To Remain In U.S.

Mr. Obama will Very Disappointed about this when he learns about it in the news. Of course, unless it is actually broadcast on MSNBC or ESPN, he’ll never know

(Associated Press) Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama’s executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, The Associated Press has learned.

Fourteen of the 15 had been convicted of a crime, the Homeland Security Department confirmed late Thursday. In at least one case, the Obama administration renewed the protective status for a young immigrant after that person’s conviction in a drug case, a U.S. official briefed on the arrests said.

One of the eligibility requirements for the program is that immigrants not have a criminal history. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter by name.

It was not immediately clear when 13 of the immigrants were convicted or what their crimes were. They were arrested by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The answers to those questions could undermine the integrity of the government’s program, since eligibility is reserved for ambitious, young immigrants enrolled in school or who graduated and who would benefit American society.

I do enjoy how the AP refers to this as “the government’s program”, when this is not legally allowed by Congressional legislation, but, instead, on the whim of a man who sees himself as a quasi-king. One must also wonder “if there were 15 with criminal issues swept up in sweep, how many more are in the same boat?”

“With few fraud detection measures and effective background checks in place, it’s no surprise that ICE arrested over a dozen DACA recipients last week, most of whom had already been convicted of a crime,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte. “I and other members of the House Judiciary Committee have expressed concern about this for years.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the case “sheds light on what appears to be a haphazard and risky vetting process by an administration that is very interested in finding creative and possibly unconstitutional ways for people to stay in the country.”

The illegals targeted in the sweep were supposed to be the worst of the worst. How many of the “not worst of the worst” have been given (illegal) deferred action yet still have criminal convictions on their record?

Of course, do not expect Liberals to care in the least: they just want to create more Democrat voters. They’ve shown quite clearly that the integrity of the nation, protection of our borders, and any concern for the plight of the American worker rank far below their need to legalize illegal aliens.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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