In December 2010, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano flew to Mexico City to sign a "trusted traveler" agreement. This allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints, a plan for which Mexico's interior ministry secretary said 84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify.
I'm curious. Why couldn't Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., have been labeled a trusted traveler so he also could avoid airport hassle?
Word has leaked out which proves that, despite congressional law to the contrary, the Obama administration is granting amnesty to illegal aliens through backdoor procedures. The smoking gun is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Memorandum called "Administrative Alternatives to Comprehensive Immigration Reform."
This memorandum asserts that because Congress has not passed comprehensive immigration reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of notices to appear, and adopting significant process improvements. These policies will enable thousands of aliens who entered the U.S. illegally to become lawful permanent residents.
For example, USCIS could allow employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders who are applicants for permanent residence. And where there is no authority for granting residency to an illegal alien, USCIS could grant it anyway by alleging "extreme hardship."
The 72-page "National Drug Threat Assessment 2011" issued by the U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center warns us that "The illicit trafficking and abuse of drugs present a challenging, dynamic threat to the United States. ... Major Mexican-based TCOs (transnational criminal organizations) ... control the movement of most of the foreign-produced drug supply across the U S. Southwest Border. ... The Southwest Border remains the primary gateway for moving illicit drugs into the United States."
Barack Obama wasn't interested in accepting Gov. Brewer's invitation to visit the border himself. He just wants to use executive-branch powers to stop Arizona from doing anything to defend itself.
Obama picked a fight with a female governor and she didn't roll over. Three cheers for Jan Brewer.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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