Report: Biden administration offering work permits to illegal immigrants ordered deported

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Biden administration announced this week that they are reversing the rule change proposed by President Trump that would have prevented the issuance of work permits to illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the United States by a federal immigration judge.

Justifying the reversal, the administration said the rule “would impose exorbitant costs and burdens on U.S. employers related to labor turnover.”

In the withdrawal of the Trump administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued in the Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security wrote:

“This NPRM proposed to eliminate employment authorization… for individuals who have a final order of removal and are released on an order of supervision with a narrow exception. In response to the NPRM, DHS received more than 302 comments during the 30-day public comment period.

“Nearly 98 percent of commenters opposed the proposed rule, with several commenters specifically requesting that DHS withdraw the NPRM.

Less than 2 percent expressed support for the rule with such commenters generally supporting the rule because they believed it would deter illegal immigration and protect U.S. workers.”

DHS wrote that the comments they received  who opposed the NPRM were concerned about illegal aliens’ ability to support their families, as well as, the effect on employers of illegal aliens:

“The commenters who opposed the NPRM argued that it would significantly limit the ability of individuals who have a final order of removal and are released on an order of supervision to legally work, be self-sufficient, and support their families, which may include U.S. citizen children and lawful permanent resident spouses or partners.

“Several commenters also noted the proposed rule would impose exorbitant costs and burdens on U.S. employers related to labor turnover and the proposed E-Verify requirement.”

Jessica Vaughan, with the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News that the reversal by the Biden administration is “a de facto amnesty” for illegal aliens:

“This is yet another common sense Trump reform that is being reversed,” Vaughan said. “Most Americans would be astounded to hear that in 2019 the government issued more than 25,000 work permits to people who have been ordered removed by an immigration judge. These are often criminals who can’t be deported because their home country refuses to take them back.

“So, we just let them stay, with benefits like a work permit. The Trump administration finally got around to stopping this practice, but not fast enough to keep it from being undone,” Vaughan continued. “We can expect the Biden administration to use the work permit authority to the maximum extent possible, because it’s a de facto amnesty that is easier than trying to get an amnesty bill through Congress.”

The reversal of the NPRM comes as the southern border faces a crisis and the Biden administration loosens enforcement provisions for immigration officials.

DHS has been issuing illegal border crossers with one-year permits to live in the United States, often without proper clearances and without COVID-19 testing.

Once inside the U.S., border crossers are able to apply for work permits through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency to take U.S. jobs.

According to Todd Bensman, of the Center for Immigration Studies, border crossers are boarding Greyhound buses after they are given parole to travel to states like New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, and Georgia.

Biden has also ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to only detain and arrest illegal aliens who commit specific violent crimes against Americans. This policy allows dangerous criminals from other countries to enter and remain inside the U.S.

The issuance of work permits to illegal aliens being permitted to remain inside the U.S. and take jobs comes as Americans face one of the worst economic crises to strike the U.S. triggered by the pandemic. 16.4 million Americans remain jobless, and an additional five million remain underemployed.

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Cruz: Biden’s ‘most radical immigration plan proposed in history’ bringing in ‘criminals, murderers, rapists’

February 26, 2021

 

HOUSTON, TX – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused the Biden administration of moving rapidly toward open borders during a radio interview yesterday. Cruz said Biden’s immigration plan is the “most radical” plan ever proposed.

Cruz blasted Biden’s attempts to halt deportations of illegal immigrants living in the United States. A Department of Homeland Security memo ordered by Biden issued on his first day in office instructed immigration deportations to be paused pending reviews of ICE policies.

The policy was blocked by a preliminary injunction issued by a judge in January. U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton of the Southern District of Texas issued a second injunction against the pause on Tuesday. Judge Tipton said that the administration could conduct the review but “a need to assess priorities does not necessarily mean a pause on government functions.”

During an interview on the Michael Berry Show, Cruz said the Biden administration wants to return all deported persons back to the United States, regardless of criminal history:

“You look at the Biden immigration plan which was put out, is the most radical immigration plan any administration has proposed in history.

“They have proposed allowing every single person who was deported from this country for the last four years to come back…and by the way, they don’t make exceptions for criminals, for murderers, for rapists.

“I mean it’s utterly bizarre to have a federal administration refusing to enforce the law against violent criminals and frankly it makes our country more dangerous, it makes Texas more dangerous…”

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas signaled the administration’s light-handed approach to immigration during his Senate confirmation hearing in early February.

When asked what message he had for migrant caravans headed to the United States border expecting a more welcoming country than when Donald Trump was president, Mayorkas responded:

“There’s a commitment to follow our asylum laws, to enforce our asylum laws, and that means to provide humanitarian relief for those individuals who qualify for it under the law.”

His comments, and others made by Biden officials, have been received as invitations to come to the border by migrants. Honduran migrant Marlon Lopez told CNN in January that then-President-elect Biden was “going to help all of us. (Biden) has given us 100 days to get to the U.S. I’m here today because I’m dreaming to get to the U.S.”

Cruz said that Biden is moving rapidly toward open borders, and does not care who gets let into the country:

“We are a nation of immigrants and there are wonderful people who come here and come here legally. There’s a right way to come.

“But today’s Democratic Party has been radicalized where they’re you know, they’re not even willing to enforce the law against violent criminals who are committing horrific crimes.”

Cruz’s criticism comes at a delicate time for President Biden and the Democrats, who spent most of the presidential campaign in 2020 attacking the Trump administration for detaining children at the border. The Biden administration is struggling to control a surge at the border brought on by his promises of leniency on immigration. Biden had to re-open a controversial children’s detention center along the border this week, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed the detention was necessary because of COVID-19 protocols.

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd refuted Psaki’s explanation for the change in policy stating:

“Today, Jen Psaki said the administration could not hold the children in other locations due to the Covid protocols including social distancing, but what she didn’t tell the media was that the children in (Border Patrol’s) custody were being held in conditions that have nearly no way to social distance.

“The hypocrisy from the left and the mainstream media indeed shows they care nothing for the children they used as pawns to attack President Trump. They are being held in the same locations they accused the Trump administration of inhuman acts when they said he was holding ‘kids in cages.’”

Immigration Reform Law Institute representative Dale Wilcox did not hold back when he was asked about Biden’s immigration plan, calling it:

“A bizarre and sinister attempt to shutter our entire immigration law enforcement system.”

 

 

 

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