In an open letter to the public at large, National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council President Kenneth Palinkas asked for help in stopping President Obama’s plans for a massive executive amnesty. The letter, obtained in advance by Breitbart News, says the draft solicitation for 34 million green cards and work permits “predicts the Administration’s promised executive amnesty.”
Excerpts from Palinkas’ letter are included below.
“United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s loyal and dedicated adjudicators and personnel diligently man the front lines in the battle to protect Americans from terrorism and the abuse of our economic and political resources. As the individuals who screen the millions of applications for entry into the U.S., it is our job to ensure that terrorists, diseases, criminals, public charges, and other undesirable groups are kept out of the United States. Unfortunately, we have been blocked…by the very same government that employs our skill sets.
“(O)ur caseworkers still operate under a quota system that prioritizes speed over quality, and approvals over investigations…We are still the world’s rubber-stamp for entry into the United States – regardless of the ramifications of the constant violations to the Immigration and Nationality Act. Whether it’s the failure to uphold the public charge laws, the abuse of our asylum procedures...or visas for health risks, the taxpayers are being fleeced and public safety is being endangered on a daily basis.
“I write today to warn the general public that this situation is about to get exponentially worse – and more dangerous. America dodged a bullet when the Senate immigration package S. 744 was blocked by the House. That legislation would have been a financial and security catastrophe. But news reports have leaked information to the public of a USCIS management contract bid for a 'surge' printing of 34 million green cards and employment authorization documents to be provided to foreign nationals, a bid that predicts the Administration’s promised executive amnesty. This massive unilateral amnesty is slated to be issued after the November 2014 elections.
“That is why this statement is intended for the public: if you care about your immigration security and your neighborhood security, you must act now to ensure that Congress stops this unilateral amnesty. Let your voice be heard and spread the word to your neighbors. We who serve in our nation’s immigration agencies are pleading for your help – don’t let this happen. Express your concern to your Senators and Congressmen before it is too late.”
Read more in Breitbart News.
Updated: Tue, Nov 11th 2014 @ 2:05pm EST