Breitbart News acquired the written responses from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans that showed that the the Obama administration has issued over 7.4 million work permits over the legal limits set by Congress over the past 6 years.
Every year the US admits one million lawful permanent residents and 700,000 foreign guest workers. Beyond these numbers the Obama Administration released new and renewed permits to around 1.23 million in fiscal year 2009, 1.08 million in FY 2010, 970,277 in FY 2011, 1.24 million in FY 2012, 1.68 million in FY 2013 and 1.24 million in FY 2014.
These numbers do not include green card holders or those on guest worker visas, since they do not need the work permits. Many of the immigrants received these permits through programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for illegal aliens, immigrants granted Temporary Protective Status (TPS), spouses of guest workers, various types of foreign students, immigrants granted voluntary departure, parolees, as well as asylees and refugees.
113,800 illegal aliens with final orders for deportation also acquired these work permits over these 6 years.
"Work permits have always been intended as a transitional benefit to assist someone that is in the process of applying for legal status, or as a temporary benefit. The administration has used them as a way to secretly give out benefits to huge numbers of people who are not eligible for a legal status" wrote Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, in an email to Breitbart News. "They are using them to bypass the law and evade the rules set by Congress that limit the number of people who can take jobs here" she emailed.
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Updated: Wed, Oct 11th 2017 @ 3:21pm EDT