The agents must ask detained aliens: did you have a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child on Nov. 20, 2014? Have you resided in the U.S. since Jan. 1, 2010? Were you physically present in the U.S. on Nov. 20, 2014? And were you “without lawful immigration status” on Nov. 20, 2014?
If the alien answers “yes” to these questions, and they have not been convicted of serious crimes, “the individual should be released from custody or not removed, and referred to USCIS to seek deferred action,” the document instructs. Of course, apprehended aliens may not always provide truthful answers to these questions, yet ICE take these people completely at their word.
“It's not our job to make any kind of initial investigation or ask for anything...just take them at their word and release so they can apply in Jan and let CIS figure it out,” an angry ICE agent explained.
When tens of thousands of unaccompanied children streamed across the border this summer, only 6 percent of them later showed up in court, abiding by their notice to appear. And federal agencies like USCIS are not known for their ability to competently handle a sudden surge of more than double their normal capacity.
The checklist also explains the DHS “enforcement priority” system that has been discussed in recent days that kicks in once aliens have bypassed the initial questions.
President Obama's executive amnesty for an estimated five million illegal aliens is an unconstitutional power grab that threatens the republic. The truth of the matter is that illegal immigration is a detriment to this nation's security and economy. A non-partisan report from the Congressional Budget Office even admits "the cost of providing public services to unauthorized immigrants at the state and local levels exceeds what that population pays in state and local taxes."