Obama Lied! Amnesty DOES Have A Path To Citizenship
While President Obama assured that illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty would not be put on a path to citizenship, a loophole expanded by the administration has allowed just that, and two Republican lawmakers are demanding answers.
Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program grants pseudo legal status and work permits to certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. DACA recipients are technically ineligible for permanent residency and citizenship. Due to an administrative loophole, however, DACA recipients have been able to obtain a benefit called “advance parole,” which allows a recipient to seek and obtain permanent residency and eventual citizenship.
“The grant of advance parole to DACA recipients does indeed open the door to undocumented immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Mike Lee wrote in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson Wednesday.
“Though the federal statute governing the parole authority requires that parole be granted only for ‘urgent humanitarian reasons’ or in cases of ‘significant public benefit,’ United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy has expanded potential grounds of advance parole approval for DACA recipients to ‘educational purposes, employment purposes, or humanitarian purposes,’” they explained.