If ya can’t do it by the books, go around the problems of the laws in place already.
The Obama administration has been holding behind-the-scenes talks to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can unilaterally grant legal status on a mass basis to illegal immigrants, a former Bush administration official who spoke with at least three people involved in those talks told FoxNews.com.
The issue was raised publicly by eight Republican senators who wrote to the White House on Monday to complain that they had heard the administration was readying a “Plan B” in case a comprehensive immigration reform bill cannot win enough support to clear Congress.
The White House would not confirm or deny the claim. But the former Bush official said the discussions are real.
“The administration at the very minimum is studying legal ways to legalize people without having to go through any congressional debate about it,” the source said, calling the senators’ claim credible. “Whether somebody pulls the trigger on that, that’s another issue.”
Yes. It appears following the laws in place is just too much trouble for the Democrats. It would be far easier to sneak in illegal immigrants into legalized status by loopholes.
Forget about the fact many U.S. citizens are opposed to granting amnesty to folks who broke the laws to come and partake of the country illegally from the outset. Following the laws in place already to gain entry and citizenship apparently are just too _________ (fill in the blank). Not to mention, amnesty would help swell the Democratic voting bloc.
Aha! The real reason.