Friday, July 30, 2010

Senate Republicans say memo seeks 'amnesty'

From Jeanne Meserve of CNN on July 30:
Washington (CNN) -- Senate Republicans have an internal memo from the Department of Homeland Security that they say shows the Obama administration "conspiring" and "scheming" to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.

At issue is an 11-page memo prepared for the head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services entitled, "Administrative Alternatives to Comprehensive Immigration Reform." It was obtained by Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, who said the intent of the memo is "to find very secret creative ways to unilaterally circumvent the law and have a backdoor to amnesty."

The memo says, "The following options ... used alone or in combination ... have the potential to result in meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action."

It lays out how to reduce the threat of removal for many illegal immigrants through administrative and regulatory changes, characterizing one as "a non-legislative version of amnesty."

So, where is this memo? Right here.


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