THIS IS ‘NOT AMNESTY’ – JUST THE ABILITY TO REMAIN IN COUNTRY INDEFINITELY
Ain’t I cagey?
The Obama Regime announced Friday that it will start charging illegal immigrants the staggering sum of $465 for “temporary” two-year work permits – wink-wink – to avoid deportation under O’s circumvention of federal immigration law edict laid out earlier this summer.
$465? Hell – that’s less than the profit on the sale of one pound of weed.
According to CNN, Regime officials made clear that although successful (illegal) applicants would stave off deportation for two years, the program “would in no way speed their path to full citizenship” – which begs the question: Suppose Manuel is two years down the road and holding a job; would a reelected Barack Obama deport him at that point? Of course not. So, this is not amnesty how? (Illegals will have the right to reapply for “non-amnesty” after the two-year period expires.)
If an actual citizen of this country commits an illegal act, why can’t he or she simply pay $465, avoid the legal consequences – and get a job? All’s well that ends well, right?
Under the new policy, eligible (illegal) applicants must have arrived in the United States before their 16th birthday, be 30 years old or younger, lived in the U.S. for at least five years and be in school, graduated or served in the military. They must not have been convicted of a felony, three misdemeanors or one “significant” misdemeanor such as driving under the influence or gun or sex charges, according to the Associated Press. (Note: two “insignificant” misdemeanors are just fine.)
There’s just one problem. Okay, there are a lot of problems, but here’s a major problem: As described in my recent article, Meanwhile, Back At The Border, ICE agent Chris Crane, President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, says that the above criteria are being virtually ignored – with no burden of proof on detained illegals to prove anything. (Not unlike the Democrats’ policy on voter ID laws, is it?)
Internal documents obtained by the AP estimate that more than 1 million applicants are expected in the policy’s first year alone – more than 3,000 a day. Cost estimates to process applications are between $467 million and $585 million.
I wonder how much that translates into cost per Hispanic vote in November?