Hey, I know scientists with PhDs who have had to leave because their visas weren’t extended, but Obama is inviting in 100,000 Haitians to be your new neighbors, a move that will have disastrous consequences for Puerto Rico.
Keith Hoffler: Obama Quietly Begins Unilateral Immigration Reform
President Obama Friday made a downpayment on the sweeping immigration “reform” he is expected to unilaterally declare once the elections are out of the way, permitting up to around 100,000 prospective Haitian immigrants to bypass immigration law and enter the country.
The move, a typical Friday announcement designed to attract minimum notice, eliminated wait times for
future Florida Democratic voters Haitians who have been approved to gain green cards in two years, allowing them to make their way to the United States beginning in 2015 instead and begin working if they want.
Their entry has to have been petitioned by “family” members already in the United States.
This will negatively impact Florida, but especially Puerto Rico’s ailing economy, which has a sizable Haitian illegal alien problem.
Obama is bypassing Congress since his priorities are clear. This statement from Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas shows that the administration has its eye on rebuilding the Haitian economy, a foreign country, giving no thought to the ailing economy of Puerto Rico, a U.S. Commonwealth,
“The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system — family reunification,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “It also supports broader U.S. goals for Haiti’s reconstruction and development by providing the opportunity for certain eligible Haitians to safely and legally immigrate sooner to the United States.”
But wait! There’s more!
Speaking to the Miami Herald, an administration official did not try to hide that the action was taken in lieu of legislation.
Comprehensive immigration reform would have solved this problem not just for Haitians but for all other nationalities who are waiting in the immigrant visa backlog because it would have substantially increased the numbers of family immigrant visas available and people would have been able to come in as permanent residents. As it hasn’t happened, we are proceeding with this program.
“For all other nationalities”? According to the House Judiciary Committee,
A similar program that reunited Central American children with their parents had a fraud rate of about 70%.
Ruling country by decree: a rolling disaster of President Obama’s own making.
[NOTE: There will be no Carnival of Latin America today since I’m still in the thick of moving.]