IS OBAMA AIDING ILLEGAL ALIENS FOR VOTES?
By Jim Kouri, CPP
July 14, 2011
President Barack Obama and his Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolititano are planning to make it easy for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to enter the United States in 2012. The new rules were released last Friday without much media fanfare.
According to Neil Munro at The Daily Caller, the “prosecutorial discretion” memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military.
“They’re pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to go further in not enforcing the law,” said Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state. “At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is more bad news coming from the Obama administration— [if the adminiistration] really cared about putting Americans back to work, it would be vigorously enforcing the law,” said Kobach, who has helped legislators in several states draft local immigration-related laws.
“We think it is an excellent step,” said Laura Vasquez, at the Hispanic-advocacy group, La Raza, which pushed for the policies, and which is working with other groups to register Hispanics to vote in 2012. “What’s very important is how the prosecutorial discretion memo is implemented” on the streets, she said.