They may not be able to graduate on time or, in some cases, pass a security background check, but undocumented students, whether they be physicists or fellow travelers, just got a pass. “The Homeland Security agency responsible for protecting the border and deporting unauthorized foreigners (Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE) has halted the removal of illegal immigrants who are students, according to a Washington, DC-based legal group,” Jim Kouri reported for The Examiner newspaper chain on August 19, 2010. “The move, which will spare some 700,000 illegal aliens, is a response to nationwide rallies and demonstrations by defiant illegal immigrants protesting their eminent removal or that of their illegal parents, according to officials at Judicial Watch.”
“News of this outrageous plan comes days after a separate Judicial Watch report revealed that the administration is secretly working behind the scenes to grant millions of illegal aliens amnesty in case Congress doesn’t pass sweeping legislation to do it.
“Devised by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that backdoor amnesty plan aims to enact ‘meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action.’
“In the meantime, the Obama administration is protecting scores of illegal aliens who have participated in disruptive sit-ins, rallies and marches to demand legal status simply because they came to the U.S. as children by no fault of their own. Among them was a weeklong protest on Capitol Hill, rowdy sit-ins at legislators’ offices and a large march from Florida to Washington D.C.
“Each time, ICE agents spared all of the illegal alien participants from deportation as per White House orders. Just last month 21 illegal immigrant students arrested by the Capitol Police during sit-in protests at various Senate offices were released by the feds, according to Judicial Watch officials.
“Last week immigration authorities deferred the deportation of a Mexican woman in Arizona because dozens of student groups petitioned on behalf of her two American-born (anchor baby) children.” Kouri is also the fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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