|Posted: September-22-2012 at 9:06am | IP Logged
Been getting answers to some unanswered questions on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) memo that went out in June. And the answers to those questions, not surprisingly, aren't very good.
One question addresses concerns from illegal aliens who have used fake, stolen, or borrowed Social Security numbers. Reports have indicated that some have been reluctant to apply for the temporary amnesty because the application form asks to list Social Security numbers they have used. But DHS has clarified the question by stating that applicants only need to list a Social Security number that has been issued to them by the Social Security Administration. So if they've mis-used, stolen, or lied about another Social Security number, they don't need to disclose that. They're simply instructed to write in N/A on the application.
Another concern involves the employers of illegal aliens who apply for DACA. Some illegal aliens have wanted to use their employment history to help satisfy the length of residence and time of arrival requirements, but employers have been reluctant because it implicates them in the hiring of illegal workers.
But DHS has told the employers n ot to worry. According to the DACA website, "[t]his information will not be shared with ICE for civil immigration enforcement purposes..." So not only are the illegal aliens getting an amnesty, but the employers who hire them get one as well!
Finally, House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith expressed great concern over the issue of advanced parole in his questioning of Sec. Napolitano over the summer. When an illegal alien who receives deferred action also receives advanced parole, they're allowed to leave and re-enter the United States. This is a significant issue because it allows the alien to legally re-enter the United States freeing them from the 10-year bar the y would face should they become eligible for a green card. Current law subjects illegal aliens who have lived in the U.S. for longer than a year to a 10-year bar before re-entering the country, but the granting of advanced parole would remove this penalty.
After dodging the question since June, DHS finally has an answer for Chairman Smith. Illegal aliens who successfully receive deferred action CAN apply for advanced parole as long as they pay the $360 application fee that goes along with it and meet the other requirements.
There you have it!
As expected, DHS will be as generous as possible in granting temporary amnesty to upwards of 1.8 million illegal aliens. The answers to all three of the above questions is another punch in the gut for the 23 million Americans who want a full-time job but can't find one.
If you can lay down at night knowing that you had made someone's life just a little bit better, then you know that you had a good day.