A JUDICIAL WATCH SPECIAL REPORT
A Special Illegal Immigration Report
Timeline to Backdoor Amnesty, 2009-2013
The conspiracy by the Obama Administration to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by whatever means, constitutional or otherwise, in the United States began within days of Barack Obama’s ﬁrst inauguration. The following timeline outlines the extent of this conspiracy to get to amnesty through public lobbying and behind-closed-doors decisions to stop, disrupt and otherwise dismantle all enforcement of laws against illegal immigration.
January 29: Napolitano Delays E-Verify Requirements for Federal Contractors Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano delays the implementation of a rule requiring federal contractors with contracts over $100,000 to use the E-Verify program from February 20 to May 21. The rule was promulgated to comply with executive order 13465 by President George W. Bush, which directed federal agencies to require those they contract with to verify the work authorization of their employees. The original deadline for the rule’s implementation was January 15, 2009, but it was delayed due to a lawsuit ﬁled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
February 18: President Expresses Support for Amnesty While appearing on a Spanish language radio show, the President reasserts his support for granting widespread amnesty to illegal aliens. He also acknowledges that “politically, it’s going to be tough” and says “some wonderful people on my White House staff” are already working on this issue.
April 30: DHS Stops Effective Worksite Raids, Switches to Audits ICE issues new enforcement guidelines for all of its agents in the ﬁeld. The new guidelines came as no surprise, given that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced after the successful enforcement action in Bellingham, Washington, that her Department would reexamine ICE’s procedures more closely. While the guidelines focus on the need to criminally prosecute employers who hire illegal aliens, they do not offer anything new with respect to enforcement against employees.
November 13: Napolitano Lays Out Three-Step Immigration Plan, Step 1: Amnesty DHS Secretary Napolitano describes the Obama Administration’s vision of immigration reform as a “three-legged stool” in a speech at the pro-amnesty think tank Center for American Progress. The so-called “stool” consists of : (1) a mass amnesty for the approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently living in the U.S.; (2) “improved legal ﬂows for families and workers,” which means a dramatic increase in immigration; and (3) empty promises of “serious and effective enforcement.”
May 19: ICE Director Tells Agents not to Cooperate with Arizona. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, ICE Director John Morton announces that ICE may not even process or accept illegal aliens transferred to the agency’s custody by Arizona ofﬁcials.
May 27: ICE Email Reveals Luxury Living in New Detention Facilities An ICE email reveals that “low-risk” detainees will be able to have visitors stay for an unlimited amount of time during a 12-hour window, be given access to unmonitored phone lines, email and free internet calling. Illegal alien detainees will also be entertained with movie nights, bingo, arts and crafts, dance and cooking classes, tutoring, and computer training.
June 2: Obama Administration Challenges Arizona E-Verify Law The Obama Administration ﬁles an amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a 2007 Arizona law that punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. “The Legal Arizona Workers Act,” signed by then Governor Janet Napolitano, requires all Arizona employers to use the federal E-Verify system and allows Arizona to suspend and/or revoke the business licenses to employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. The Chamber of Commerce ﬁled a lawsuit in 2007 seeking to strike down the Arizona law, arguing that federal law preempts both provisions.
June 25: ICE Union Unanimously Votes No Conﬁdence in Leadership The National ICE Council, the union that represents more than 7,000 detention and removal agents within ICE, unanimously casts a “Vote of No-Conﬁdence” in ICE Director Morton. According to the union, the vote reﬂects “the growing dissatisfaction among ICE employees and Union Leaders that Director Morton…has abandoned the Agency’s core mission of enforcing United States immigration laws and enforcing public safety, and have instead directed their attention to campaigning for programs and policies relating to amnesty…”
July 6: DOJ Files Complaint to Enjoin Arizona’s SB 1070 After months of speculation, President Obama’s Justice Department ofﬁcially ﬁles
suit against Arizona to preliminarily enjoin the state’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, from taking effect. The DOJ claims federal law preempts ﬁve sections of the Arizona law: Section 2 (status veriﬁcation checks during lawful stops); Section 3 (alien registration crimes); Section 4 (smuggling prohibition); Section 5 (unlawful seeking of work); and Section 6 (warrantless arrest of illegal aliens). Disregarding Congressional intent that federal immigration laws be enforced, the complaint states that if SB 1070 were to take effect, it would “conﬂict with and undermine the federal government’s careful balance of immigration enforcement priorities and objectives.”
August: Immigration Ofﬁcers Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens During Trafﬁc Stops ICE begins circulating a draft policy that would signiﬁcantly limit the circumstances under which ICE would take custody of illegal aliens. The memo 3 Backdoor Amnesty Timeline provides that immigration ofﬁcers shall issue detainers — or ofﬁcial notiﬁcation to local law enforcement agencies that ICE intends to assume custody of the alien — only after a law enforcement agency has independently arrested the alien for a criminal violation. Thus, in effect, no longer will ICE pick up an illegal alien for illegally entering the country with false ID or false immigration documents.
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One thought on “Obama’s Amnesty History”
Just give Obama a little time. When the moments right ( A Friday afternoon when no one is watching) he’ll announce his latest executive order complete amnesty “because its the GOP’s fault “