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Back-Door Amnesty? Another example of the Feds/Obama Administration misleading the public?

Report: Feds downplayed ICE case dismissals

Documents show agency had approval to dismiss some deportation cases

Homeland Security officials misled the public and Congress last year in an effort to downplay a wave of immigration case dismissals in Houston and other cities amid accusations that they had created a "back-door amnesty," newly released records show.

The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, include a series of internal memos from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's chief counsel in Houston dated last August ordering attorneys to review all new, incoming cases and thousands already pending on the immigration court docket and to file paperwork to dismiss any that did not meet the agency's "top priorities." (Read the documents provided by the federal officials in response to a FOIA request  here.)


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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:43 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So, some folks were granted amnesty because they were not top priority aliens? I wonder what is considered top priority & what isn't.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:51 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • So, some folks were granted amnesty because they were not top priority aliens? I wonder what is considered top priority & what isn't.


    Yea.....  It appears subjective criteria like, "top priority" leaves room for political discretion and public misleading...

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 12:55 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • What I would rather know is WHY we bother making a single person ~ anyone, from any country ~ bother going through the immigration process at all. WHY? If it's ok for some to sneak in, stay here, get services, send their children to our schools, use our ER and other medical services, etc. ~ WHY is anyone required to go through the immigration process? Shouldn't EVERY person who wants to come here be allowed to do so without paying the fees, getting the physicals, taking the test, taking the oath, etc.?

    Better yet, lets just erase our borders, toss the US gov't., the COTUS, the laws, and just let chaos reign supreme. We don't need no stinking immigration laws ... or any others. Of course, that would eliminate police, firemen, welfare, those ridiculous pension plans, Congress, a military/NG, etc. Scrap it all and let the party commence!

    What part of illegal is so freaking hard to understand?
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • What part of illegal is so freaking hard to understand?


     


    Well, when it is politically advantageous.........................

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • What part of illegal is so freaking hard to understand?


    il-legal.  I'm thinking it's the first two letters that make it hard for some to understand.  They see us all as immigrants at one time or another and don't quantify how much has changed since the founding of this country.  JMO.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:09 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I wonder if the low priority cases that were dismissed were ones who pledged to support Obama? Can we impeach yet?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:47 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I think we are uncomfortable close to this...


     

    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 2:59 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • jesus
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:00 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • So~do y'all mark this down as transparent? Accountable? Responsible? Geeeee, I wonder if Obama will campaign as being any of those 3 for 2012? Add this as an example of the Obama admin being none of those things. Doesn't misleading equate to lying by "some" measurable standards?
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 4:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • *correction for previous comment, "uncomfortably"   "I think we are uncomfortable close to this...


    " Obama will campaign on the HIGH HOPES of people continuing to begoing crazy...


    With all the lies and consistent lack of transparency, I am amazed at those who still continue to support this admin.  They should be called the Back Door Administration, that door is constantly swinging, with God only knows who going in and out of it.  Corruption was voted in and with God's help and the many people who really care about our country, who do NOT want to be slaves to the Marxist Elitists, we will vote them OUT!

    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 4:56 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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