On Thursday, Aug. 18, the Obama administration announced the Department of Homeland Security would begin to dismiss pending deportation cases of thousands of illegal aliens who have already been captured in the United States.
Currently, there are a reported 300,000 illegals in the deportation pipeline.
The new decree was announced without fanfare on the White House website in a blog posted by Cecilia Munoz, late of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race" in English) and currently serving the Obama regime as White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
The reversal and defiance of laws put in place by Congress is described as covering illegal aliens who have not yet been officially convicted of other, "serious" violent crimes here in the U.S.
Essentially, the policy from Dear Leader says that illegal aliens without criminal records would be able to remain indefinitely in the United States. And apply for work permits.
With somewhere around 25 million Americans out of work or under employed, apparently, this represents the long-awaited Obama "Jobs Program."
As you can see, the anti-enforcement lobby was not wasting its time with the years of marching in American streets with the "stop the raids and deportations!" demand.
The guidelines for the anti-deportation order include:
The person's ties and contributions to the community, including family relationships;
The person's age, with particular consideration given to minors and the elderly;
Whether the person has a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, child, or parent;
Whether the person is the primary caretaker of a person with a mental or physical disability, minor, or seriously ill relative;
Whether the person or the person's spouse is pregnant or nursing.
In reality, the list includes most illegals who have already made it past Border Patrol or overstayed their visa. Those who don't already either fit the above descriptions have no doubt started the process of ensuring they will do so very soon.
The last little gem about either being" pregnant or nursing" changes a long-used and very accurate term. "Anchor baby" is now "anchor fetus." The White House has now given official acceptance to the angry and defiant howl "you can't deport me, I have an American citizen child " and expanded it to include a child of any nationality or origin.
The noise you may have been hearing for the last two weeks could be the sound of celebratory champagne corks popping and squeals of delight from the illegal alien lobby -- both in and out of the Obama White House. It isn't the right to vote, but it is a start.
No word yet on what the real, legal immigrants from around the world are thinking about the system that rewards the people who ignore the long process of joining the American family according to our mean old immigration laws.
The literal get-out-of-jail-free card thrown to the illegals is in desperate response to the never-ending demands from the open borders lobby that Obama make good on his campaign pledge to begin amnesty proceedings in his first year in office. The non-natives have grown more than restless that Obama has failed to keep yet another promise.
One pro-amnesty group called "Centro Sin Fronteras" (No Borders Central) has posted a note of victory under the headline "Backing down the president" writing "last week President Obama's administration finally bent to the pressure from the Latino community -- and the threat of the withdrawal of the Latino vote "
More than two weeks after Barack Hussein Obama made it officially clear that some immigrants are more equal than others and that there are groups of people for whom American borders and immigration laws do not apply, the natural assumption for readers would be to expect outraged reaction from Georgia's conservative elected officials in Congress, including press releases, informative posts explaining the dangerous anti-enforcement policy and the assurance of oversight hearings, investigations and strongly worded protests.
For two weeks, this long-time American has checked and rechecked the websites of the entire Georgia Republican delegation -- both U.S. Senators and all GOP House Representatives.
I reserve the remainder of this space for listing the press releases I found addressing Obama's administrative amnesty as of Thursday morning, Sept. 1...
D.A. King is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society and a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration.