While we are all busy arguing over illegal immigration and how to combat it, the Obama administration is busy with backdoor amnesty. One such program to legalize the illegals is quietly becoming increasingly popular— Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Just recently TPS was extended for Salvadorans who have been here illegally for more than a decade. We’ve also extended TPS for Haitians who got here illegally prior to the earthquake. And, now in light of the turmoil in Syria, an open borders cabal* is asking for TPS for Syrians.
The basic idea behind TPS is that those who are in the country illegally, or whose Visas might expire are allowed to stay and WORK in the US because it would be a hardship on their country (and the illegals themselves) to send them back to a country that is a mess for some reason.
However, the way things are going, this administration would have a good excuse not to deport illegals back to almost any country in the world for some reason.
Now we learn that Guatemala wants TPS for its people here too—because of heavy rains related to tropical storm Agatha nearly two years ago!
Here is the story:
Guatemala, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Harold Caballeros, will travel to Washington on Tuesday to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said an official source.
With his U.S. counterpart, Caballeros will discuss issues related to the proposal of his President, Otto Perez Molina, to decriminalize drugs, an initiative already rejected by Washington. Caballeros will also reiterate for the third time, the request to grant Temporary Protected Status to Guatemalans living in the US without documentation, to avoid deportation.
This condition was first requested by the previous administration of Alvaro Colom following the devastation caused to this nation in 2010 by heavy rains mainly associated with tropical storm Agatha and other adverse weather conditions.
By the way, Guatemalans make up the second largest group of Central Americans in the US (behind the largest group—Salvadorans). Check out the numbers here at wikipedia. Many came in illegally with the sanctuary movement of the religious Left that included Catholic and Quaker “sanctuary” workers (I told you all about that here). In fact, one leading Quaker activist started CASA de Maryland in a church in Takoma Park, MD—Betty Rainbow Hoover.
Do you know why Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Harold Caballeros, is so anxious for illegal Guatemalan’s to be able to stay in the US and WORK—so they can send legal remittances back to Guatemala to prop up that country. American workers are s****** so US dollars can go back to Guatemala. So much for immigrants working and fueling our economy!
Once again, please stop saying “Illegal immigration is bad, but legal immigration is good!”
* The gang urging Syrian TPS:
United for a Free Syria (UFS), in close coordination with a broad coalition including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO), Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), Syrian Americans for Democracy (SAD), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and Refugee Council USA (RCUSA).