Amnesty for illegal immigrants could result in the issuance of 34 million new green cards.
The Obama administration is apparently seeking contractors who can print that magnitude of permanent resident documents.
President Obama has previously vowed to bypass Congress and implement some form of illegal alien amnesty via executive order after the November election. Under Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress — not the Executive Branch — is empowered to establish laws relating to immigration, however.
In a request for bids from vendors, the federal government noted that “the requirement is for an estimated 4 million cards annually with the potential to buy as many as 34 million cards total.”
Reacting to the plan to produce massive numbers of permanent resident cards and work permits for those who entered the country illegally rather than go through proper channels, The Daily Caller claimed that “President Barack Obama deputies are secretly preparing to print work permits for up to 11 million illegal immigrants over the next two years, despite the nation’s high unemployment, stalled wages, and increasing automation. If Obama actually goes ahead with the plan that is sketched in a federal contract document, he would provide employers with the ability to legally hire 13 million foreign workers even as 12 million Americans turn 18 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.”
An official with the Center for Immigration Studies told Breitbart News that the solicitation “seems to indicate that the president is contemplating an enormous executive action that is even more expansive than the plan that Congress rejected in the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill.”
Depending upon the state, a green card in hand would allow an illegal alien to obtain a driver’s license and gain access to other public benefits.
The American Thinker blog pointed that this government notice is not necessarily a done deal, however. “This is just a call for bids on contracts, so it doesn’t mean that the president is planning to make 11 million aliens legal — at least, right away. What’s worrying is that he will have the capability of legalizing not only the 4-5 million family members of DREAMers that has been suggested previously, but also millions more before the end of his term who would meet some other criteria established by the administration.”
In a statement, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representative claimed that the federal notice in question is just routine. “Solicitations of this nature are frequent practice for all USCIS contracts and allow the Agency to be prepared for fluctuations in the number of immigration applications received, which can arise for any number of reasons.”
As The Inquistr separately reported, the Obama administration has also apparently decided to admit about 100,000 Haitians without the need for a visa.
There are also allegedly about 167,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records on the loose in the United States after being released by authorities. Overall deportations in general have reportedly dropped by between 20 to 34 percent over last year.
In 2012, President Obama, without obtaining the approval of Congress, suspended the deportation of about one million illegal immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
After a short period of detention, the feds have reportedly been releasing most of the tens of thousands of Central American unaccompanied minors and adults who have illegally surged across the border in recent months to relatives or foster families in the U.S., a policy that has strained social services at the state and local level.
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