| July 30, 2012
OCPA Fellow: Illegals exploit Obama's amnesty program
In The Orange County Register Friday, OCPA fellow Matt Mayer illuminates the unintended consequences of President Obama's imperial decision to implement parts of a stealth-amnesty-for-illegal-immigrants act, which failed to pass Congress:
President Obama's unilateral decision to implement parts of the failed DREAM Act legislation has allowed "dreamers" to game the system and stay in the U.S. illegally, according to two union leaders representing immigration agents.
Chris Crane, who represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, explained at a press conference:
"Prosecutorial discretion for dreamers is solely based on the individual's claims. Our orders are if an alien says they went to high school, then let them go.... Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything.... At this point we don't even know why [the Department of Homeland Security] has criteria at all, as there is no requirement or burden to prove anything on the part of the alien."
Read the rest of the piece here.