***Monday is the day for action! See below!***
We can’t trust them and that is the point of this Heritage Foundation story from two days ago.
Readers may remember that when the “Dreamers” (the illegal alien youths) were granted amnesty by the Obama Administration back in 2012, we reported that it was expected to take months to do background checks. However, then we noted in September of 2012, here, that those kids were getting documented awfully fast! Well here is the reason why, thanks to the great FOIA work at Judicial Watch.
Last week, government watchdog Judicial Watch issued a report that showed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) abandoning ordinary background checks due to a surge in amnesty applications as a result of President Obama’s executive action last year.
If DHS cannot manage a few hundred thousand temporary amnesty applications, it is scary to think about how it will handle 10 million or more amnesty applications that would occur as a result of the Senate’s immigration reform bill.
Based on e-mails and documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Judicial Watch’s report revealed that DHS agents were operating under irregular and inconsistent orders on how to manage Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications. This resulted in DHS moving in September 2012 to a “lean and light” system of background checks, with only a few randomly selected applications being processed.
Then on November 9, 2012—three days after the re-election of President Obama—the entire agency was told to “put all DACA work on hold until further notice.” Judicial Watch received no other documents indicating how or when DHS resumed background checks—if they have even resumed at all.
Under the Senate’s immigration bill, S. 744, the vast majority of the estimated 11.5 million unlawful immigrants would be given registered provisional immigrant status after passing a background check. This is supposed to ensure that criminal aliens or national security threats are not being allowed to remain in the U.S. DHS, however, would only have six months to prepare for this flood of amnesty applications and background checks.
Can we trust this Administration to do it—NO!
Monday is important, call your US Senators and any Senator with Presidential aspirations and oppose S.744 (and don’t be fooled by Corker!).
Call Mitch McConnell too (after reading this) by Daniel Horowitz at RedState.
You can call the Senate switchboard (202-224-3121) and help tie it up, or click here for a list of all Senators. If you have time, call them all!
Update! Be sure to see Blue Ridge Forum and Rush—it is all about the money from big donors!
Update Monday June 21st: See the key Senators you need to call, here.