POSTED: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 5:35pm
The Washington Times is reporting that the administration is trying to sneak amnesty for illegals through the back door.
That means not having to send the idea through Congress to be shot down or debated ad nauseum.
The memo, addressed to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director and written by four agency staffers, says the administration has to "reduce the threat of removal" for many illegal immigrants who have run afoul of immigration authorities.
"In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, the government can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear," the staffers wrote in the memo, which was obtained by Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican
The memo suggests that in-depth discussions have occurred on how to keep many illegal immigrants in the country, which would be at least a temporary alternative to the proposals Democrats in Congress have made to legalize illegal immigrants.
The memo does talk about targeting specific groups of illegal immigrants.
Mr. Grassley said it confirms his fears that the administration is trying an end-run around Congress.
Sounds like an end-run to me.
But then again...why all this trouble when you have activist judges?