FAIR Op-eds on Obama's Amnesty
"[T]here will be no vetting of the people whose [amnesty] applications the Department intends to rubber stamp. There will be no meaningful background checks because the Department can't be bothered to spend the time and is not inclined to charge applicants the fees necessary to make sure that the people who are being granted quasi-legal status in the U.S. are not perpetrating fraud, and are not criminals or terrorists. As a matter of fact, illegal aliens seeking deferred action and authorization to work in the U.S. will not even have to show up in person for an interview with anyone from DHS," says FAIR's Ira Mehlman in an op-ed today.
"Americans won't like the amnesty and they won't like how it was done, but they're not to blame. Only Congress has the power to act against a president who throws the constitutional system into chaos by nullifying the laws Congress has enacted and governs by imperial edicts. Congress is out of town now, but frankly, even when they were in town they were out of touch and unwilling to challenge President Obama's usurpation of their exclusive plenary authority over immigration policy," note Bob Dane and Kristin Williamson in another opinion piece today.