A federal judge put the brakes on Obama’s executive order that would have granted amnesty, so he is achieving his goal through another route – adding exceptions to allow immigration rules to be waived.
The list of immigration laws the Obama administration will not enforce just keeps growing. The latest is a new rule just added to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, under the guise of promoting family unity.
Effective August 29, 2016, the qualifications for a “provisional waiver” has been expanded, to allow illegal family members and spouses of U.S. citizens or green card holders the right to freely return back to the United States, if they can establish that their U.S. spouse or family member would experience “extreme hardship” if they are not allowed to return.
The new rule says USCIS will be updating its policy manual in the coming weeks on how “extreme hardship” is determined.
The Center for Immigration Studies reported that “This new provisional waiver process amnesty is one of a long list of Obama amnesties, including: limiting workplace enforcement raids, exempting students who came to the U.S. as children from deportation proceedings, and not deporting any illegal alien who has not been convicted of a serious criminal offense.”
Obama has also rolled out a program that will pay to put entire families and caregivers of a Central American illegal alien minor on an airplane and fly them to the United States to receive amnesty and eventually full citizenship.
Last week we reported that “sensitive locations” are identified on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, letting illegals know where they can go to avoid arrest. The locations include schools, churches, hospitals, and demonstrations, such as a march, rally or parade. Immigration enforcement actions will be “avoided” at these locations.
In another amnesty move that completely bypassed Congress, Jeh Johnson of Homeland Security just announced that any Syrian currently living in the United States – regardless of their legal status – has just been granted “temporary amnesty,” allowing them to apply for work permits and other documents, and remain in the U.S. without fear of being deported.
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