Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), was joined by five of his fellow Senators, Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Mike Lee (R-UT), David Vitter (R-LA), and David Perdue (R-GA), as well as three enemy operatives adopting their familiar sheep’s clothing, Senators Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) in their RINO-gray deep cover in calling for an explanation and a halt to more lawlessness.
They’re questioning the regime’s lead henchman in the transformation to communism and destruction of American sovereignty, DHS Secretary Jihadi Jeh Johnson, on reports that they’re cooking up yet another scheme to once again act dictatorially, this time circumventing not only the immigration laws passed by Congress but also the judiciary, by violating an injunction against Obama playing dictator which was issued by Texas Judge Andrew Hanen.
Neither Jihadi Jeh nor Hussein Obama is going to be too pleased at having received the letter from those uppity Senators. How could they have mistakenly gotten the idea that their positions as the supposed representatives of the people would give them any basis to challenge the dictates of the great and powerful Obama?
Uppity and misguided as they may be, the nine sent the following letter to the plotters at DHS, as reported by Breitbart News.
Dear Secretary Johnson:
As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, we write to express our concerns about a proposed regulation that the Department of Homeland Security is expected to publish soon, pursuant to which certain aliens – potentially including aliens unlawfully present in the United States – with approved employment-based immigrant petitions, but who may not be eligible to file for adjustment of status for many years, will be authorized to be issued an Employment Authorization Document.
Such a regulation would constitute yet another illegal “executive action” that would not only directly contravene the will of Congress, but, could also directly violate the injunction on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs ordered by the District Court for the Southern District of Texas in February. As you may recall, the Temporary Injunction Order enjoined your Department from “implementing any and all aspects or phases” of these programs.
The stated purpose of the proposed regulation is to “allow certain approved Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140) beneficiaries to obtain work authorization, clarify the meaning of portable work authorization, and remove unnecessary restrictions on the ability to change jobs or progress in careers, as well as provide relief to workers facing lengthy adjustment delays.” However, an internal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) legal memorandum (“Legal Memo”) posted online offers more detail on what is being planned:
(1) USCIS would amend its regulations governing the revocation or continued validity of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions in cases where the petitioning employer withdraws the petition or terminates its business. The amended regulation would consider such petitions to remain valid for the beneficiary, despite withdrawal by the employer or termination of its business, when certain criteria are met.
(2) USCIS would issue new regulations providing employment authorization to beneficiaries (and their derivative dependents) of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions.
A separate USCIS policy memorandum (“Policy Memo”) posted on a different website last week presents four specific options for implementing this plan. Under the first option presented, USCIS would potentially provide employment authorization to any aliens physically present in the United States, including illegal immigrants, so long as they are the beneficiaries of an employment-based immigration petition approved for at least one year. The Policy Memo then cites as a “pro” in support of this option that granting employment authorization to that population “may authorize the presence of certain individuals who are not here lawfully and address the needs of some of the intended deferred action population.
In other words, the authors of the memo openly acknowledge, and offer as a reason to support the proposal, that granting employment authorization to illegal immigrants under the proposed scheme would accomplish, by different means, the de facto legalization of the population intended to be legalized by the enjoined DAPA program. Accordingly, it appears as though individuals in your Department could be actively engaged in attempting to skirt the injunction issued in February by the District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
In light of the foregoing, we ask that you respond to our concerns and the questions attached to this letter by November 12, 2015. We want assurances that the Administration will refrain from moving forward with any such proposal that harms the integrity of our legal immigration system and violates the law.
Assurances that they won’t violate the law aren’t an easy thing to come by when dealing with the Obama regime. It’s the foundation of their style of “government.” It’s kind of like asking the Pope to give up praying.
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