Obama slips DREAM Act amnesty past Congress

Written by Ed on June 27, 2011 – 11:00 pm -

A new enforcement memo handed down by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week has some accusing the White House of running around Congress to implement the DREAM Act – and consequent amnesty for some illegal immigrants – by executive fiat.

The new memo, penned by ICE Director John Morton, directs ICE agents, attorneys and directors to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” – meaning less likelihood of deportation – for illegal aliens who have been students in the U.S., who have been in the country since childhood or who have served in the American military.

Critics have pointed out the new leniency standards parallel the provisions of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, which could not pass the Senate, despite several votes over the past decade, including three failed attempts at passage last year.

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One Response to “Obama slips DREAM Act amnesty past Congress”

  1. By zoomie72 on Jun 28, 2011 9:49 pm | Reply

    Who needs a Congress anyway – all they do is get in the way of what I, the O-Meister-messiah have determined is needed in this country; talk about brazen, oh, and illegal

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